Having an open communication system with your baby’s care team helps to ensure that you all have the information that you need to help your baby along in the best way possible.
Ask as Many Questions as You Need to Ask
Many parents worry about asking questions of their child’s doctors. They fear that they’ll be seen as hovering or that the questions are too simple to even need to be asked. The reality is that you’re likely dealing with an immensely complicated health situation that you need to be able to understand as fully as possible. That means that you’re going to need to ask questions and keep asking them until you’ve got a full understanding of what’s going on.
Take Notes or Use a Voice Recorder
It’s overwhelming to take in so much new information, but you need to be able to refer to it later. Taking notes can help you to be able to do just that. Sometimes, however, taking notes isn’t very easy to do. That’s why using a voice recorder can help you to have the information that you need later, when you need it the most. Make sure that you ask if using a voice recorder is okay before you turn it on.
Be Patient and Flexible
Your baby’s health journey is likely to take some twists and turns along the way. What works today might not be as effective tomorrow, so you’re going to need to exercise both patience and flexibility as you go. This is also where having as much information as possible, and understanding what is going on, is going to do you the most good.
Bring Symptoms and Changes to the Team’s Attention
You’re the closest person to your baby’s health situation, so you’re more likely to notice any changes or new symptoms before most other people will. Bringing that information up during appointments can help your baby’s doctors and other healthcare providers spot potential issues and even improvements that could change how the care plan evolves.
Remember also to take time for yourself when you can. Call on pediatric home care providers to give you the respite time that you need in order to come back and handle everything you’re responsible for managing.
If you or a loved one are considering Pediatric Home Care Services in North Miami FL, contact the caring staff at Providence Healthcare Services. We provide services in all of Miami Dade county and the Upper Keys. Call today (305) 220-1088.
Nercy is a native of Miami, Florida and has resided here her entire life.She has a genuine love for the people, the culture, and the community of Miami. She serves on several healthcare committees and is actively involved in numerous business associations and health related organizations dedicated to advocacy, education, and improving the health and wellbeing of those in the community.
Nercy is a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager in the state of Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Florida International University and a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University.Nercy is an active member of the Homecare Association of Florida.