she will be 5 in March.. she is having part of her colon removed & fixing of her bottom so she is going to be in pain at her bottom, & mostly from the insicion in her abdomen.. so she wont be able to move a lot. She also cant eat or drink, & will have an IV in this whole time which I know from having babies 2 days of an IV is EXTREMELY uncomfotable. I remember staying the night in the hospital w/ her a few times, and just ONE NIGHT was VERY hard to keep her mind off things. The first few days she will be on Morphine, but after that wears off, we have about 6 days of trying to keep her busy with laying in bed.
typical coloring books & movies is not going to cut it for a ten day stay. No one under the age of 14 can come visit, because of the flu reasons.. so she will be missing her two baby sisters, one step age 3 and her sister she is with every second age 1yr. That alone is going to be hard. I need unique ideas of how to keep her busy, her mind of things, & keep her happy. please help!! Any ideas are welcome, I dont care the cost, or how much effort I have to put into it.
Also, this hospital is 2 hours away from our home, I plan on NEVER leaving her side. I will not leave the hospital period for any reason. Ill take a shower in their bathroom if I have to.. i know they have little tiny showers. What are some things you would DEF take with YOU if you were staying strictly in a hospital for ten days away from home? My husband will be visiting every day with my other daughter, so I will see her, but she cant come up to my other daughters room.I am fully aware how difficult it will all be, so i want to make sure im prepared on the little things. im a stay at home mom & have never left my children, so we will have a long road ahead!
also, I will be around 8 1/2 months pregnant when all this is going on, so keep that in mind when you are naming the essentials for the stay!... Thank you all for the ideas!!
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