Years after her death, Rose’s memory lives in Grandma’s bedroom. “She was always happy when she was sitting on somebody’s lap,” Isabell said. “She’s not forgotten.” (Michael Ainsworth/Staff Photographer)
To comply with pre-sedation fasting rules, Rose had drunk nothing all day except some apple juice in the morning. And she received no intravenous fluids during the procedure.
Wilson’s standard discharge handout, without referring to weather, stresses the importance of hydration. “As soon as your child is awake and talking, try to get them to start drinking liquids,” it says, with the last three words underlined. “The children have a higher potential for dehydration than we do as adults.”
The anti-salivation medication Rose received, glycopyrrolate, blocks the body’s ability to cool off by sweating. That has led the manufacturer and the federal government to publish warnings about its risks.
Patients “should be cautioned about the use of this drug