Hospitals are only considered joyous places to visit when babies are born; otherwise, most children don’t associate hospitals as places they wish to frequent. From a parental perspective, nothing seems normal having to visit or live with your son or daughter in a medical institution, no matter what the health issue may be. There is however, an innocent child looking upon you for guidance and support, and it is our duty as parents to ensure their stay is as peaceful as possible. Read on for some of my personal tips on managing life at the hospital with your child, and remember to always aim to stay as positive as you can around the child…as attitudes are rather contagious.
There are parents that admit their kids to a physician’s care and never question anything. Certain things don’t require any doubting such as a chaplain visiting your child, or volunteer’s playing cards with them to help pass the time. There can be numerous medications scheduled to be administered, or tests that may not always be necessary. Does your child's room need mopped? Say so. Do they need a clean dressing over a wound? Tell their nurse, as you are their voice.