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What to Bring To The Hospital for Your Child (for Procedures, Surgery...)

Posted Jul 21 2013 6:29pm

What to Bring for the Child

  • Hoodie
  • Blanket
  • Extra t-shirt
  • Lovie or comfort item
  • Headphones and iPod
  • iPad or Tablet
  • Preferred cup for post-op. (You usually have to drink at least 4 ounces and keep it down before being discharged.)
  • G-tube supplies. (It's just easier to have your own stuff. We always have a connector and a bolus)
In the waiting room at CHOP. We are waiting room pros!
What to bring for you

    Chapstick Magazine Sweater/hoodie Closed toe shoes (my feet are always cold in hospitals and then you don't have to wear shoe covers.) Bring someone with you (no matter what!) Travel mug w/ tea bags or instant coffee gum/mints snacks  Your medications (in case your end up staying longer than you planned.)

I like to be prepared. We have had simple office visits or emergency room visits turn into hospital admissions so I always pack more than I need. Luckily, those ER visits were all pre-G-tube. Things are pretty simple now but you never know!

What do you pack for hospital visits to ensure a smooth trip? Share in a comment!

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