What if I have to stay the night?

Some kids need to stay in the hospital after their surgery.

The Pediatric Unit is the place where you would go if you needed to stay longer. You will have the IV while you are staying in the hospital. After waking up from surgery, you will go with your parents to the hospital area just for kids. You will have your own room and there will even be a place for a parent to stay with you! In this kid’s area, there is a playroom, a library that looks like a tree, and there are lots of fun activities for you to do so you don’t get bored. You can bring a toy, blanket, or stuffed animal from home to use while you are staying in the hospital. Each room has a DVD player so you can even bring your favorite movie too. There are doctors and nurses that will help you feel better and a Child Life Specialist that can help you and your parents if you need anything. You will get to go home when the doctors say you are ready!

 

For more information, check out the TMC for Children webpage.