Slowly increase the degrees of the head of your child's bed. This will help decrease symptoms of dizziness when he/she sits up for the first time.
Having your child helping out with position changes by moving his/her arms and legs will make your child less stiff and sore.
Physical Therapy will come by today and help your child sit up for the first time. Taking a few steps or sitting in a chair is encouraged. Your child may sit up with his/her nurse later on in the evening if he/she feels up to it.
Occupational Therapy will help you child to begin to take care of their personal hygiene cares.
If things have gone well with ice chips and other liquids, your child can slowly advance to crackers, toast or other bland foods. If your child is sick to his/her stomach, nausea medicine can be given through the IV.
Pain team will come by and make adjustments based on how your child used his/her pain button and pain numbers.
Child Life specialists are available for help with distraction techniques.
Your child will continue with all of his/her IV’s, tubes and bandage today. Dressing supplies for home will be ordered.