Some kids are wild and love to take risks and be adventurous. Unfortunately, this can sometime land your kids in the hospital. When this does happen, there are some things that you want to do to insure that things run smoothly.
Tell your kids to tell the medical staff what has happened to them. When kids tell the medical staff what has happened, it is less likely that medical staff will suspect abuse in the homes. Sometimes, medical staff will jump to conclusions and suspect abuse when, in fact, your kids are only being normal kids, and they will unnecessarily call CPS. To prevent this from happening, act natural and let your kids do as much talking as possible.
Be your kids’ advocate. Sometimes, doctors and medical staff may want to do treatments that you do not feel comfortable with and will want to be very forceful about it, even using threats. When or if this should happen, be calm, firmly stand your ground, and let them know that you are familiar with your right and will contact your lawyer if they do not back off and respect you and your kids.
You will also want to be careful what you are signing. If you are a blind parent, try to have someone there with you to go over the paperwork. You never know if you are signing your rights away. If you feel uncomfortable, document everything in writing.
Most of the time, things go okay when your kids go to the hospital. However, it is best to be prepared and to be on your guard. This way, you get your kids the care they need and insure their rights are respected.