No matter how good your parenting skills are. If you have kids, then you have probably went to the ER in the middle of the night. At least once in your lifetime.
What can we say. It’s an incredibly unpleasant experience. Let alone the fact that you child is sick. All the lines, waiting time, no comfort and unhappy doctors. You also have to maintain a certain line of behaviour. No, I’m not joking. In order to avoid problems and let your child be seen by a doctor as soon as possible.
How to behave in ER?
1. Do not argue with your better half
First and foremost. Whatever you do, stay coordinated and calm.
An argument between parents might lead to some unpleasant consequences. Like filing a report to CPS. And you don’t want that.
2. Stay calm
Yelling and screaming – won’t help at all. But nurses might get mad at you. And this can’t end good.
3. Be prepared
Get all of your documents. Yellow card, insurance card.
4. Call your pediatrician
After all, he/she is a person who knows your child best. And it will be very helpful if you can call him/her right from the ER. And let the doctors speak.
5. Do not argue with doctors or nurses
They job is extremely stressful. And the in their own way, they are trying to do as much as possible to help your child.
Now, what you can do if your child has a high fever and he is being kept in a waiting room:
- ask to do his vitals
- say that his body temperature is high
You may ask them to take your child’s vitals at any point! As many times as you fell necessary.
Keep in mind that ER is not comfortable and pleasant place to be. Thus, you might want to make it as tolerable for you little one as you can.
Take a spare set of cloths, a stuffy, a couple of blankets and some food.
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