My best friend's mom just had surgery and she asked me to visit her in the daytime. Yesterday was fine, my hubby was home so he watched my girl, but today I don't have anyone to watch her, really, and she called last night to ask me to visit her again throughout the week. The tough thing is they just lost their dad/husband in December to cancer, and her mom is having a tough time being alone all day in the room because she knows he would have been there holding her hand. I want to visit but I'm afraid DD will be scared of the tubes coming out of her nose & hands & everything, and if she's not, I'm afraid she'll try to yank them out of curiosity and she'll be a handful. (She's already pulled the emergency cord in the bathroom at the YMCA when we went to the pool! ~embarassing!~) Should I just call her today to make sure she's doing OK or should I tough it out and go with DD?
Answer by kimigogo at 9:14 AM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by ria7 at 9:13 AM on May. 5, 2010
I would not take your daughter. The Hospitals here in NY do not allow children under a certain age to visit because they are worried about the patients getting Swine Flu & MRSA (a staph infection that is resistant to antibiotics) and it is incurable. My Dad was in the Hospital recently and this is what I was told. I have a 3 year old and was in the same situation. I also would not expose the child to the diseases in the hospital because you never know what is really there. The floors are notorious for staph. Explain this ti the nice Lady. I am sure that she would agree with not bringing the child. Next time you get a chance bring her lots of magazines & puzzles to keep her occupied and her mind off her loss. I ended up going at night to visit my Dad and he really appreciated seeing me after everyone else had gone home. Visiting is probably until 8:00 pm :)
Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 AM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by MamaLisa1976 at 9:42 AM on May. 5, 2010