You know that mama bear or papa bear feeling you get when you sense something or someone posing a threat to your child? If you're a parent, of course you do. Well, you need to wear that feeling on your sleeve when your child is hospitalized. Every physician and every test performed is a potential threat and you need to rise up on your back haunches and protect your cub. Hyperbole aside, you need to aggressively ask questions, and seek information from his or her care providers when your child is hospitalized. Here is a link to a very good post on the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog about this subject.