When your child is admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), it is a stressful time. The environment and care level is just that, intensive. The rules are different and take some learning and adjustment.
Communicating with your child’s doctors, nurses, therapists, etc. is always important. When talking about things your child needs or dealing with issues you feel may be harmful for your child, it’s easy to get emotional. Being able to build a healthy relationship with your child’s care team and communicate openly and honestly is key. Here are a few tips that may help.
Parents of children with disabilities must make a difficult decision of whether or not to medicate their children to help them through their daily lives.
Adding or changing to a new doctor means answering lots of questions about your child’s medical history. There is so much to remember. It’s not possible to keep it all in your head. Creating a care notebook that you can share with a health care provider makes it easier for everyone.