Getting Ready to Go Home
When your child is ready to leave, you will get a copy of the instructions for his/her care at home and any needed prescriptions. It’s often helpful to get prescriptions filled at the pharmacy as soon as you can.
Before you leave:
- Review your child’s home-going (discharge) instructions and prescriptions with his/her nurse or surgeon. Make sure you know what you need to do and get answers to all of your questions.
- Make sure you know who and what number to call if you have any problems, questions or concerns.
- Work with the care team to schedule your child’s follow-up visit with the surgeon.
- Ask the care team to fill out any return-to-work or school forms that you or your child may need.