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.