“When your child is admitted to the hospital, get comfortable.” This from Jenine Repice, whose family faced a serious pediatric medical crisis.
When a young child is admitted for an inpatient hospital stay, it is important to note that parents who intend to stay in the room with the child are typically given very little. This is understandable – the hospital staff are charged with patient care. In delivering these primary services, other family needs are necessarily secondary.
This reality does, however, offer a terrific opportunity for family and friends to rally around the parents by providing necessary comfort items in the form of a community care package. When nothing is familiar and everything feels uncertain, seemingly little gestures of support can bridge the chasm more than we know.
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