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If your child is staying overnight, we encourage parents to try to create a familiar and home-like environment for their child, while using their best judgment and discretion.
Important items to bring to the hospital:
If your child has special electrical medical appliances, such as intravenous pumps, feeding pumps or monitoring devices, or any non-medical electrical items, such as a computer, electric shaver, blow dryer or cell phone, they must be inspected by the Department of Biomedical Engineering before admission. For assistance, please call Bio Engineering at 617-355-6166.
Boston Children's is committed to family-centered care. The only time a parent may be asked to leave their child's hospital room is when doctors are going on their rounds in the early morning hours and, at times, for specific procedures. In these instances, parents can wait in the waiting room for a brief period of time.
There is a family waiting area for whomever wants to come to the hospital.
We know it is important to keep communication open with friends and family members while your child is in the hospital, but at the same time, guidelines are in place to ensure proper order and care on the patient floors. Therefore, siblings and friends are allowed during normal hospital visiting hours, which are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Every child is different. Every day that your child is here, your doctor and/or nurse will make it a priority to communicate with you, so that you are constantly aware of the status of your child's health and medical treatment.
Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
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