Daddy's in the ICU
Communicating delicate topics to our kids is something that can be difficult. Melissa's husband was recently in an accident, and she needs your help in explaining the situation to her son and prepare him for visiting his daddy in the ICU. She emails:
I need some help....my husband is in the ICU and has been there for about a week in a half. I need some book recommendations to help my 2 year old son. His dad WILL live but he had a serious head injury. His dad is not himself & looks different. I need to eventually bring him to the hospital but I don't want to scare him. I tried to draw a picture of what daddy looks like, but when I do that he looks like a monster. Trying to show a picture of a daddy with a neck brace on, one eye swollen and shut, and a scar that is like a rainbow over his head from ear to ear with staples in it that DOES NOT look like a monster is very difficult to do. I am planning to try to draw it on a doll or a stuffed animal to take away the scare factor. I am planning on buying a doctors kit. It is hard to find the time to do all of this while my husband is in the ICU & hurting & not himself. I am pulling it together for my family. I just need some more ideas so that it is not that hard to FIND the tools I need. Where do I get this stuff? What do I get?