31 Days of Parenting Kiddos with Special Needs: Hospital Bags

31 Days of Parenting Kiddos with Special Needs

I’m still feeling like I’m dying so I unfortunately had to skip my grandma’s 96th birthday party today. (I’d feel really bad giving her this mutant death cold as a birthday present.) The kidlet and I went and got French fries after everyone left for the party and we’re currently hanging out on the bed having screen time.

Pardon my double-chin...

Given the amount of time I’ve spent in the pediatric ER and hospital with my kiddo when he has had mutant death colds, RSV, and respiratory issues, I thought I’d share what I used to keep in my laptop bag in the event that we were hospitalized.

  • clean underwear (because I can live in one set of clothes for days at a time but I need clean underwear to be sane)
  • a clean set of jammies (because inevitably, whether or not to admit him would be decided at 3 a.m.)
  • a 24-hour supply of my daily medication (because I have to function in order to take care of the kid and this gave me some time to compile a list of stuff for Jon to bring)
  • granola bars (because 6 hours in the ER makes you hungry)
  • travel-sized toiletries (in the event that the kiddo got admitted so I could take a shower on the unit)
  • a bunch of bottles of alcohol gel (because I’m germphobic to the max)
  • my e-reader (for when I would get to go have a meal by myself)
  • my laptop (duh!)
  • an extra power cord for my laptop
  • an extra cellphone charger

Any of my other special mama friends want to add to this?