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If you have more than one child, it can be very hard, especially if they are younger than the one who has to suffer. I have two little sisters, and while I was having the procedures done, my sisters stayed with my grandma, and my dad and mom both took time off from work for me. I cannot tell you how great this was. I needed loads of attention and could not be left alone because of needing pills on time, a hug, etc. As parents, your job is basically to be your child's slave for two months (we don't do this on purpose, we are seriously helpless after a surgery). If it is possible for your other kids to stay at Grandma's or someone that you trust, and if you are able to take time off from work, it would help your kid an unbelievable amount. I am honestly telling you that I would have never made it through if my parents hadn't made me the center of all their attention for those two months.
Another thing: I know that you probably would love for that old college friend of yours to visit, but it was very hard at the beginning when visitors came, because I had to try to stay awake and carry on a conversation, and basically just think. Whenever they asked if I was feeling okay, I had to say 'Yes, I'm fine'. It is very hard to do all of this when you are recovering, so until your kid feels up to seeing someone, keep the visitors out or at least keep the visits VERY short (5 to 10 minutes). They should not just pop in for a 'surprise visit'. This is not only rude, but it can throw your pill schedule off. My visitors were good about calling first.
You will have ALOT of medicines, and turnings, etc. that shouldn't ever be forgotten. That is why my dad always carried a miniature alarm clock with him. We also made a checkoff chart with a list of all the medicines I had to take and the time I was to take them. Make sure you have some type of reminder like a pocket alarm clock with you, and ALWAYS keep the RED wrench in your pocket, make sure you have pockets, make a chart, and keep all pills and medicines in the same place.