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scared for my son might have to go to hospital

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alisha29 Mon 08-Jun-09 14:50:53

my son has really bed have been to hospital twice in the last couple of weeks have to go again as hes finding it hard to walk have to see the the doctor normally see dermatolgist scared shes going to send him to hospital and have heard its not pleasent not sure what they are going to do, does anyone know if i can stay with him all the time while he is in there or is it going to be a scene when they ask me to leave i will not leave him im not scared for myslef just my baby has anyone been through it???

alisha29 Mon 08-Jun-09 14:55:03

i meant bad ezcema ive not had alot of sleep i got bed on the brain grin

BennyAndJoon Mon 08-Jun-09 14:59:54

Hi. How worrying for you sad

My son has been in hospital a few times for operations, and they always let one of the parents stay. What facilities they provide varied from ward to ward (some had pull down beds, some had camp beds, one had no pillows at all) but all of the children were allowed to have 1 adult. And there were no visiting times for parents during the day, you could be there all the time.

Hope that puts your mind at rest.

How old is he?

Kayteee Mon 08-Jun-09 15:00:10

Every time my ds has been to hospital I have been allowed to stay with him overnight. As far as I know ALL childrens' wards have a little camp bed next to the childs bed or they will give you one if you ask. IF, they try to say you can't stay kick up a stink and insist...they will have to let you, even if it's sleeping on a chair (which I have also done) smile

Also, ime, the staff are usually lovely and kids seem always to get better treatment than adults do in hospital.

He will be fine, honest. Which hospital might it be?

BennyAndJoon Mon 08-Jun-09 15:01:55

I think the staff are quite happy to have you there keeping your DS happy and amused too.

sarah293 Mon 08-Jun-09 15:02:11

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alisha29 Mon 08-Jun-09 15:44:32

thats good news he is 6 and had ezcema since he was 1 id sleep in a chair as long as i can be with him just hope i dont start crying

alisha29 Mon 08-Jun-09 15:47:58

oh god my problem seems so simple hearing how my times all your children have been in hospitalsad but im so worried about him and i want to be strong for him. thats good i might not have to kick up a stink then grin

sarah293 Mon 08-Jun-09 16:04:22

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alisha29 Mon 08-Jun-09 16:26:42

thanks u have all helped dunno bout the website going to have a look now.smile

alisha29 Mon 08-Jun-09 16:34:23

thankyou for all your help dont know why i didnt think to phone the hospital, just phoned them and they said yes i can thats a relief grin

BennyAndJoon Mon 08-Jun-09 18:07:18

Glad you have that sorted. Now just remember to pack some kids magazines, a book for you, juice, and erm - will think and give you a list smile

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