A Thirsty Day
While in the recovery room, you will likely be very thirsty. One of the side effects of anesthesia in general is to dry out your mucous membranes. You will therefore have a dry mouth and lips. While in the recovery room we do not give you anything to drink or eat. It is well known that to do this would almost certainly stimulate nausea and vomiting, The one thing we can provide you to help with this is the PACU lollipop, as pictured above. This is a sponge of water on a stick, with a mint flavor.