Psychological preparation of the child for heart surgery

If your child is prepared for the hospitalization and the surgery, the adaptation to the hospital and the healing process are more likely to be faster and easier. You know your child better than any member of the medical staff and only you can comfort him or her in a difficult situation like no

one else.

So, what can you do?

Before you start a conversation with your child about the upcoming or current treatment, ask your doctors all you need about your child's condition, the hospital conditions, the stages and a course of treatment. The better you know what is happening in the hospital, the easier it is to

support the child.