The staff here are ALREADY amazing! They have a program called "Child Life." The nurses there are only for pediatric patients. They introduce the child, the brave dad, and the ALREADY crying mom to the hospital and what's going to happen. Then they stay connected to us the entire time we are there. Today they gave us a tour of the ICU, the floor he would be on and talked to him about what tubes, etc are going to be hooked to him. He was very brave, but he admitted to being a bit nervous a few times. We were very proud of him. He was very knowledgeable, and the nurse was impressed with the amount of understanding he showed. He had some very grown up questions and answers. We wish we were as confident and calm as he is. He is doing great!
We have to admit that by Child Life talking to Ashton, mom and dad are feeling much better about everything