How To Ensure Your Kids Get The Best Treatment
- Mums Tips
- Fitness & Health
- Published on Friday, 01 June 2018 18:48
- Last Updated on 01 June 2018
- Monica Costa
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Your kids mean the world to you and seeing them injured, or ill will be some of the most distressing and upsetting times in your life. You want to see your kids on the mend as quickly as possible, so it’s vital that you know where to look to receive the very best care available to ensure a quick recovery. Spend time researching alternative treatments and medicines if your child doesn’t require urgent medical assistance. This involves utilising herbal remedies (overseen by your doctor) recommended by an apothecary if they’re suffering from bouts of anxiety, insomnia, or eczema, for example. Having said this, herbal remedies should not replace the role of vital jabs and vaccinations against prevalent diseases.
Push For Second Opinions
If you’re unhappy with a diagnosis or prognosis, then ask for a second opinion. You’re well within your rights to do so, so make sure that you query any concerns you have. If at any stage you believe your child’s care isn’t being effectively managed, then consider visiting the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk to find out whether you could be owed compensation. If you have friends and family members in the medical profession, then consult their opinion on how your child should be treated, and ask questions to ensure that you’re making the right choices for your child.
Be sure to keep track of your child’s treatments, medications, and signs of progress for yourself. This way, you’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on, and you can learn what to expect by getting online and reading about other people’s experience of taking the same medication, or care within the same hospital, for example.
Ask For More
If you don’t ask, you don’t get, as the saying goes. If you’re in a hospital/care environment, then don’t be afraid to ask for better if you believe your child isn’t getting the medical attention they need. Of course, it’s not advisable to shout angrily and accuse medical staff of being incompetent, but consider asking some of the doctors or nurses whether your child’s care could be improved by having a better and more private room, receiving more pain relief, or having an earlier operation. There’s no harm in asking, so don’t sit in silence if you think more could be done. This applies to all sorts of medical appointments.
If you kids have been ill and require therapy to get them back on track, then don’t delay the process and get them to a physiotherapist, chiropractor, or osteopath as soon as you’re able. If they have received broken bones or suffer from pain, then the aforementioned professionals might be your most reliable means of helping them get better. Mental health is just as important as physical health, so ask your children whether they think they could benefit from having someone to talk to about their experience. Be sure to consult their physician if you’re thinking of doing this, and ask for their opinion on the matter. They should be able to help you get in contact with specialists, behavioural therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists should their services be required.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums