After surgery, your child may become tired easily and sleep more.
Eventually, most children are able to be active. Children’s activity levels, appetite,
and growth become normal soon after surgery. But some children who had surgery for
TOF can have problems learning or growing normally.
Your child's heart doctor may give
them antibiotics to prevent infections after leaving the hospital. Your child may also
need medicine before other surgeries or dental tests.
Most children who have surgery for
this condition will live healthy lives. They may need more surgeries throughout their
lives. One might be a pulmonary valve replacement surgery when they are adults. This
will help prevent heart complications. These include enlargement of the right ventricle,
abnormal heart rhythms, and heart failure. Women who want to have children should be
checked by a heart doctor before they get pregnant.
Ask your child's healthcare
provider about your child’s outlook.