Resilience in hospital

by parents who have done it before

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Sometimes people with Down syndrome have serious health conditions that require an extended stay in hospital. This can be a stressful time for patients and families but there are ways to build resilience and manage that stress. If you do find yourself with an extended stay in hospital consider some of these excellent tips from families who have been there before.

“A diary to write down which medications were given including time and dosage and to record anything unusual that happens with the patient including temperature and oxygen saturation changes. Record things the doctors and nurses say. This is useful if conditions decline and you can answer questions that may be asked.”


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