When your child’s treatment is complete, he will be discharged from the hospital. Be sure to confirm your child’s discharge day with your child’s doctor before telling your child he is going home. Otherwise, if discharge is delayed for any reason, your child could be disappointed.
Before your child is discharged, his doctor will tell you how to care for him and when he wants to see your child again. The nurse will also give you home care instructions. Some things you may want to discuss with the doctor include:
What is my child’s current medicine list?
Do I need any information for newly prescribed medicines?
- When can my child return to school or childcare?
Can my child take part in sports or physical activities?
Be sure to arrange transportation home for you and your child. Also remember to bring clothes for your child to wear home, as well as a suitcase or shopping bag for other items. Each unit manages discharge differently, so please ask your child’s nurse how to check out of the hospital.