Now What? Transition Points in a Child’s Illness
In a previous article, I mentioned that a hospital stay is another chapter in the ongoing care of a very ill child. The truth is that hospital stays may represent a turning point in the life of these children. You need to be sensitive to the additional concern that each hospital visit carries for the parents of extremely ill children. As awful as things can be at home, at least things are generally stable. Each hospital stay represents the very real possibility of things getting worse.
Consider the following entry fromFaith’s treatment diary.
September 9, 2001