I heart "our" Child Life Specialist!
This role here at the ACH has been pivotal in making R's stay calmer and more interesting...not to forget gives me a little break now and then.
Such as right now as I have sneaked away to the Community Resource Centre for some computer time and then to the cafeteria for breakfast. I just can't stomach one more frozen WW meal this morning!
Anyway....Child Life Specialist.
This lovely gal visits us daily with fresh movies or other activities that R can enjoy in his bed. She was integral in having a PALS volunteer visit last night with Raven, the sweetest black lab puppy. R quite enjoyed having Raven sit in a chair beside his bed for a pet and a slobbery puppy kiss.
Even more exciting is the offer to work with us on an outpatient basis to help ease R's fears around having anything done to his face/head. ie: facewashing, applying lotion, etc.
Plus, in June R will be undergoing another brain MRI so the CLS is going to help prepare R for that with play therapy and medical kits etc. Wuhoo! My fears are already somewhat relieved knowing we can help R before the procedure.