Planning for your Child’s Comfort: Going Home

Your child’s recovery continues at home after you leave us. We want to make sure your child is safe and comfortable during this recovery period.

Your surgeon may order medicine for your child to take at home to help control his/her pain until fully healed.

Before leaving the hospital, we want to be sure you understand the plan for pain control.

The nurse or physician will review the medicine for pain control before you leave the hospital to go home (prior to discharge).

Questions to ask about care at home

  • Where will I pick up prescriptions?
  • When do I start this prescription?
  • Who will I call if I am concerned about my child’s pain once we are home?
  • How long can we expect this pain to last?
  • How long should my child take the medicine for pain?