20 ways to help when a child is in the hospital
It is very hard on a family to have a child in the hospital, especially long term. It’s exhausting, emotionally and physically, heart –wrenching, stressful and isolating. My daughter spent the first 3 months of her life in the hospital – the longest three months of my life – and I don’t know how I’d have survived without the support of friends and family. Here are some tips for how to help when a child is in the hospital, or if it’s your child in a NICU or PICU or other hospital unit – here’s what you can tell your family and friends. Give us feedback on these or tell us some more ideas how people can help in the comments.