Taking Care of Yourself

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Taking Care of Yourself

Caring for a sick or hurt child can be stressful and physically and emotionally draining. As caregiver for your child, you may experience:


These responses often go away after the first few weeks in the hospital. For others, however, they continue for a long time.


To be able to best care for your child, it’s vital to also take care of yourself.


If you are experiencing feelings of guilt, remember that accidents happen, and you are doing everything you can to help and support your child. Feelings of guilt are normal and it can be helpful to talk about them.