During Hurricane Harvey, many people had to leave everything and flee to safety. Supplies, vital records, medication, and medical equipment. All left behind. Even very expensive power wheelchairs.
Disasters take many forms. Floods, fires, tornados. Many situations can cause destruction. They put people in danger. It is important for parents to have an emergency plan in place. Everyone needs to know what to do when a disaster happens.
Planning for the unknown may seem stressful. What do you do about medications and supplies? How do you find a good plan? How can you and your family be as ready as possible?
Check these resources and then start a plan with your family:
Everyone must know what to do in case of an emergency. Especially if they assist you in the care of your child(ren). Parents should talk to their children about who they can trust during an emergency.
Planning for the unknown is never easy. But getting prepared goes a long way to making sure you and your child are safe should disaster ever strike.
Check here for more important ideas on emergency preparedness.
After making the difficult decision to medicate your child, with time and on occasions, old symptoms return or new ones appear. Once again, you’re faced with what felt like an already-made decision - to medicate higher or more, or not.