Sunday, August 22, 2010
Report your child’s symptoms accurately
Remember that you can help doctors and nurses do their job more competently by observing and reporting your child's symptoms accurately. It helps to prepare in advance by writing down your questions and observations.
A child in hospital can feel comforted if you bring along a few treasures such as favourite dolls, stuffed animals, security blankets or family pictures. These items provide a connection to home. School homework may not be a 'treasure,' but if your child is able to work on class assignments at the hospital, the process can ease the transition back to school. Although a hospital stay can be frightening, well-prepared children often show remarkable courage. Remember that children are very resilient, and can bounce back to health rapidly!