When to call the center

 

When you note that your child has a problem, do not wait until the end of the day to report your concerns, call us immediately on the n° 022 372 46 60.

 

It is very important that you inform the transplant Centre when one of the following pathological conditions occurs:

  • Fever exceeding 38°C for several days.
  • Vomiting for more than 12 hours or occurring less than half an hour after the administration of drugs.
  • Diarrhoea or watery stools for more than 12 hours.
  • Persisting expectoration or nasal discharge.
  • Redness around the scar or discharge from the scar.
  •  Shortness of breath, respiratory difficulty or excessive tiredness.
  •  Persisting or severe headache.
  • Increased or decreased blood pressure. Follow the instructions given by your transplant internist.

NOTE: Take your child’s blood pressure before giving him an anti-hypertensive drug. Record your child’s blood pressure readings in writing.

  • Swelling or water retention in your child’s abdomen or legs.
  • When your child was exposed to varicella, measles or mumps.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding.

You also have to call before:

  • you start administering any new drug, including over-the-counter drugs.
  • you stop administering any drug or changing the dosage of drugs being used.