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
- What can friends and family can do to help
- The road to recovery