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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Children’s Health
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180
  • eBook ISBN:9780987294913

Help! My Child’s in Hospital

A Parent's Survival Guide. Practical Advice on Preparing and Caring for Your Child in Hospital

by Becky Wauchope

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Overview
How will you prepare your child if they need surgery? What will you take when you rush them to casualty? How do you cope with a prolonged stay in hospital with your child? You never know when you’ll end up in hospital with your child. In a time of uncertainty, stress and possibly trauma, it’s so important to be prepared, calm and in control for the sake of your little one. Following her son’s 3 year journey through 5 hospitals and 18 operations, Becky Wauchope shares a wealth of practical advice and encouragement to help parents prepare and survive the journey. This easy-to-read book is an absolute must for every parent or carer.
Description
How will you prepare your child if they need surgery? What will you take when you rush them to casualty? How do you cope with a prolonged stay in hospital with your child? You never know when you’ll end up in hospital with your child. In a time of uncertainty, stress and possibly trauma, it’s so important to be prepared, calm and in control for the sake of your little one. Following her son’s 3 year journey through 5 hospitals and 18 operations, Becky Wauchope shares a wealth of practical advice and encouragement to help parents prepare and survive the journey. This easy-to-read book is an absolute must for every parent or carer. “This book is a 'must read' for every parent! It is full of home grown wisdom and sensible, practical advice. It’s not only a very useful handbook for any parent visiting a hospital, but for those having a child who needs to be hospitalised it is the best, the most readable and the most comprehensive guide I have read.” Dr Martin Panter, MBBS, FRACGP, FRASTM Australia “I felt like this book was giving me a big hug and telling me everything was going to be ok. When the day comes for me to rush to emergency, the first thing I will be grabbing is this book." Emily Jade O’Keefe, media personality “This book should be read by every family, on the reception desk of every ER and paediatric ward and handed to parents as they walk through the door, whatever the situation!” Sarah Watterson, Registered Nurse “I’m eternally grateful for all your help and the ideas you shared with us to prepare for Connor’s surgery” Trudy Toohill, mum “A very timely and much needed survival guide to take the stress out of hospital admissions. This is also a valuable book for all health care professionals.” Dr Paul Francis MBBS, MD, FRACP, Snr Paediatric Specialist RCH Brisbane Topics covered in the book include: - Preparing your child for hospital - Surprise packs for your child - Emergency /casualty - Admissions and checking in - Having an operation - Staying in hospital - Doctors and nurses - Medication and Needles - Involving other family members - Wards and units - What to take with you - Photographs - What can friends and family can do to help - The road to recovery
About the author
Becky Wauchope trained in early-childhood education and care and has over 25 years experience sharing in the lives of countless children around the world. Becky’s passion for bringing hope and encouragement to families in all areas of life, both adults and children, has led her into public speaking, running support groups, sharing countless cuppas with mums and babies and now writing a book. Following her son’s 3 year journey through 5 hospitals and 18 operations, Becky shares a wealth of practical advice and encouragement to help parents prepare and survive the journey. Her desire is to enable and equip parents with young children to keep smiling with them, regardless of their circumstances. Becky lives with her over-active, fun-loving family, who all create far too much noise and make it nearly impossible to write books!
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