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General anaesthetic at the dentist
Hi my son is 12 years old and is diagnosed with ASD, ADHD (he takes medication), anxiety and learning difficulties. He is due to get a general anaesthetic to get some dental work. He went through the whole process last year, it was very difficult, so he knows what's happening. We were at the hospital 2 weeks ago but after sedation was ineffective (he has a fear of sleeping and fought to stay awake) we had to leave as he was in a real state. I've asked to leave another appointment until I can work with him and try to reduce his anxiety surrounding the hospital, a big task ahead! Have you any tips on how i can try and reduce his anxiety? I know the anxiety will start before we leave the house as he can't have any breakfast, explaining why he can't will send him into complete panic mode. Any advice you could give would be really appreciated. Thanks