TIPS FOR CARERS

Losing Hair in Chemotherapy Treatments

This can be confronting for any child, particularly a girl that always wanted to grow up and be like Rapunzel. This is where the concept of the hair fairy, the book, and the party came about!

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The Hair Party and the Hair Fairy

Passing Time in Hospital

 

All you have is time in the hospital, so I made it my mission to talk to anyone that made eye contact with me in the hospital and reflect on my day through a gratitude journal.

 

The Importance of a Gratitude Journal

 

Procedures and Names

It is never nice having any procedure but giving them fun names was a good strategy to make it fun and special for her. What person do you know that has had a butterfly snake and octopus inside their body?

Making Procedures Fun!

Sedation with Minimal Trauma

Going into a sterile room full of business and people you do not recognise was never a nice experience for either of us. Lucky, we had our brave fairy!

Brave Fairy- Sedation Made Easier

Keeping Still Through Radiation
 

Going into a room without your security blanket (your parents) can be daunting for any child. This required some creative thinking and me going back in time and remembering how much fun a ‘choose your own adventure’ story can be!
 

Keeping Your Child Still Through Radiation

Weighing up the Risks Against Rewards


All your child wants to do is ‘normal things’. Unfortunately, those ‘normal things’ could end your child back in the hospital with a fever or bug. There are times throughout our journey when I thought STUFF IT! We are doing it anyway because we both need to feel normal.


Weighing up the Risks vs Rewards

How I passed the time for her in hospital.

 

From Halloween to glow in dark parties, we themed most admissions to keep it fun. Dancing and music became our passions in hospital.

How I passed the time for her in hospital.

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