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DS going into hopsital tomorrow - what do i need to take??

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MamaMaiasaura Mon 24-Sep-07 21:30:27

Only found out this afternoon they can take ds's tonsils & adeniods out tomorrow. Will be overnight stay and I will stay with him.

I dont know what to take with us tho. My list so far is

Ds:
Pyjamas (long and short as dont know how hot/cold will be)
Favourite Teddy
Toothbrush
Brave boy present (ps2 game for home and 2 astrosaur books)
Clean boxers
Clean socks
Top trumps
Nintendo ds?? (not sure as could get nicked?)

Me (26 weeks preg):
PJ's
Ear plugs
Eye Mask
Clean underwear & socks
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Shower gel
Deodrant
(going to wear same clothes as only overnight)
Book

I am soooo disorganised!

Also will the bunny be ok if i top up food & water in the morning? He will be left overnight.

moljam Mon 24-Sep-07 21:32:12

bunny will be fine grin!
cant think of anything else but hope it all goes well!

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 24-Sep-07 21:34:34

Snacks and drinks for both of you (don't know what is suitable for after toncils), but I found it much nicer (and cheaper) than the hospital shop at Alder Hey

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 24-Sep-07 21:35:07

How old is DS?

mishymoo Mon 24-Sep-07 21:35:24

Dressing gown, slippers and knickers for you. Money so DS can watch TV. What about some squash or juice for both of you? I expect he is going to have a sore throat so probably won't want anything to drink if swallowing is sore.

Tottie32 Mon 24-Sep-07 21:35:53

wet wipes...
towel?

Tommy Mon 24-Sep-07 21:36:07

take a pillow for yourself as pillows in hospital are always completely flat.

flip flops or slippers for you

money to buy food etc

sweets or biscuits etc

there are loads of games and DVDs etc in children's wards - bound to be something there if you don't want to risk his own stuff

Tottie32 Mon 24-Sep-07 21:36:35

pillow

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 24-Sep-07 21:37:25

Oh yes, a pillow

shhhh Mon 24-Sep-07 21:40:50

when ds was in last week I also took my duvet grin..!!! Take stuff to mak a brew as there is nothing better when you are woken at 5am with the start of the ward life.!!!

LOL at ear plugs and eye mask..!!!!

MamaMaiasaura Mon 24-Sep-07 21:41:42

Ds is 7 years old:

Ds:
Pyjamas (long and short as dont know how hot/cold will be)
Favourite Teddy
Toothbrush
Brave boy present (ps2 game for home and 2 astrosaur books)
Clean boxers
Clean socks
Top trumps


Me (26 weeks preg):
PJ's
Ear plugs
Eye Mask
Clean underwear & socks
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Shower gel
Deodrant
(going to wear same clothes as only overnight)
Book
Flip flops
Towel
Pillow

General:
Mini water bottles
Mini mars bars grin
Fruit sticks
Baby wipes
Face cloth
Money

There is a WHSmith in the hospital, a baguette bar and a burger king! shock at that tbh.

MorocconOil Mon 24-Sep-07 21:42:29

Take some sandwiches because I don't think you will get fed. They usually have somewhere you can make drinks and toast.

Also take a dressing-gown as you will probably be on one of those chair beds on the ward.

Comics for DS, and a book you can read to him.

Good luck to you and your DS!!

MamaMaiasaura Mon 24-Sep-07 21:43:26

shhh - your duvet!! wouldnt that take up alot of room (very tempted too tho grin ).

Should I take his blanket too? (and my fleecy one)

I am a nurse myself (although not working atm). Remember the ear plugs and eye mask came in super handy on the night shift!

Tottie32 Mon 24-Sep-07 21:44:03

hope all goes well for you both tomorrow...
smile

Tommy Mon 24-Sep-07 21:45:47

IME hospitals are always very hot so you probably won't need a duvet! I just had a sheet when I was in with DS2. He just had a 1 tog sleeping bag and I only took that to make him feel at home!

stressteddy Mon 24-Sep-07 21:48:08

Take a magazine or book just in case some waiting around.
Good luck and hope it goes well. Will think of you xx

DottyDot Mon 24-Sep-07 21:49:11

Awen - nothing to add to the list, just lots of luck and let us know how it goes.

shhhh Mon 24-Sep-07 21:51:04

yup I took my duvet for comfort ! I slept in one of those "lazy" chairs and managed some sleep!
When I was in with ds in april it got so cold at night but it was much wamer this time, I still used my duvet though! Just in case I ended up showing bits of me I would rather not.!! grin BTW it fitted into my tesco hessian bag for life !

shhhh Mon 24-Sep-07 21:53:02

btw hope it goes well x

MamaMaiasaura Mon 24-Sep-07 21:54:43

Ds:
Pyjamas (long and short as dont know how hot/cold will be)
Favourite Teddy
Toothbrush
Brave boy present (ps2 game for home and 2 astrosaur books)
Clean boxers
Clean socks
Top trumps


Me (26 weeks preg):
PJ's
Dressing gown
Ear plugs
Eye Mask
Clean underwear & socks
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Shower gel
Deodrant
(going to wear same clothes as only overnight)
Book
Flip flops
Towel
Pillow

General:
Mini water bottles
Mini mars bars
Fruit sticks
Sandwiches
Baby wipes
Face cloth
Money
Mobile phone

Will get him magazine there as on my own (dp in Japan) so cant pop out.

Chair bed sounds very uncomfortable. Finding it hard enough to get comfy at night anyway. Thought about being cheeky and asking for a side room (especially as one of the pregnancy side effects is wind blush grin )

Should really get myself off here and go and pack. Just watching silent witness tho and waitng for Eastenders [saddo emocion]

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 24-Sep-07 22:12:47

Good luck for tomorrow smile

The only other thing I would add (though you are probably gone) is that if there is anything that would entertain him that is not too much effort for him, that would be good - DS2 was always really knackered after GA, and really enjoyed having a personal CD player to listen to. Also they quite often have DVD/Video players in childrens wards, so if there is a favourite film you could take that

MorocconOil Mon 24-Sep-07 22:22:45

I meant one of those lazybeds. It was very uncomfortable and kept folding up whenever I moved. TBH I didn't mind being awake as DS was a bit restless when he was coming around from the GA, and I lay on his bed and cuddled him.

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 26-Sep-07 15:29:02

How did it go Awen - are you back yet?

MamaMaiasaura Wed 26-Sep-07 16:05:48

Hi, got back a little while ago. Ds has had high temperature & poss allergic reaction so kept in. Might need to see GP for anti biotics. Thanks for all advice re what to take Ds is obviously very sore.

I dashing off now as lots to do. x

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