Week Five in this High Rise Ultra-Exclusive/Crazy Expensive Room.
Working to Get this Kid Out of Here and Well.
Working Hard to Get Our Lives Back to a Silly Normal.
But Before We Leave, I have some Tips for Making It Through.
When Your Child is in the Hospital…
Take Care of Yourself. This has proven to be the hardest sell for me. But it’s important.
If Mom falls…Well, you know the drill.
Carry Your Necessities with You at All Times in a Plastic Bag…My essentials include Toothbrush and Paste, Day Cream, Lip Balm, Deodorant and Eyeliner.
Leave a small bag at the hospital with Leggings and a Tank Top for Sleeping. Flip Flops. Soft Hair Tie. And a change of clothes. Layers work best. Include a Long Sleeve Top for Late, Late Nights. Hospitals work on 24-hour schedules. 4AM…4PM…it’s all the same here.
Have chargers for the phones available and always fully charged.
Travel with a Laptop.
Never be without a Phone. Never.
Keep a Notebook and Pen for writing stuff down. Doctor speak isn’t always easy to decipher.
Carry Reading Glasses with you…Popped in Your Tank Top.
For Your Child…
Bring a favorite Quilt from home with Sunshine Smells.
A stuffed animal for snuggling. Either New or a Home Favorite.
Phone with Charger.
New Books to Read.
Notebook and Pen.
Colored Pencils. Markers. Even Paints.
DVDs to watch on the Laptop.
Tank Tops and Soft PJ bottoms for a change from Patient Garb.
Hair Ties. Eos Lips. Cream for Dry Skin.
As a Visitor to the Hospital, it is your Warm Smiles that are Most Appreciated…
If you want to come bearing Gifts, Some fun ideas are…
Tiny Orchid Plant. Easy to transport Home.
Cards. Notes. Texts.
Balloons and Cut Flowers.
More Eos Lip Balm.
A special surprise gift that we received that was Most Appreciated…
A Restaurant Gift Card.
Taking a break from the Hospital for a Meal Together…at a Table for 3.
So eager to One Day Soon Say…Table for 4.