To a child in the hospital, family members are the most important people during a stay because they are the link to home and things that are familiar. Your child's health care team will review the medical diagnosis and treatment plan with you so you can better help your child understand what will be happening during the hospital stay.
Continuing as much of the daily home routine as possible, such as feeding, changing clothes and reading bedtime stories, will be reassuring to your child. You should feel free to vary the amount of your care from day to day so you take the time to rest and take care of yourself and other family members. When you leave the hospital, please let the floor nurse know that you will be away. Although your child may be unhappy to see you leave, it is important that they know that you are leaving and also when you plan on returning.
Support Services During Your Stay
At C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, we provide a wide variety of support services and programs to help you, your child and your family during a hospital stay.