Saturday night Sunday morning some point next week, we're supposed to be admitted for the first of Adi's HR treatments (pending an increase in neutrophils, etc.). He'll be in the hospital for at least six days. And we'll do that twice more in the next few weeks.
It's really important to, you know, TELL YOUR KID that he's going to be sleeping in the hospital for a few days. Older kids are sort of automatically involved in this process, but I know that I personally had a TERRIBLE habit of taking Adi to all sorts of appointments when he was a toddler and I never bothered to explain anything to him. So learn from my mistake, and tell your kid about the hospitalization: the anticipated length, what's scheduled to happen, who will be with him or her when, and so on.
8. Pack a power strip. And possibly an extension cord.
You're going to need to charge your phone, your kid's iPad, possibly your kid's phone, and so on. And the nurses get all huffy when you unplug the IVAC to plug in your iPhone. I mean, HELLO? So a power strip can be a good thing. And if your kid is using the iPad around the clock, an extension cord ensures uninterrupted play.
I'm sure this isn't everything -- but it's a start. So, anything to add? What would you do to prepare for an extended stay in the hospital?