Keeping Family and Friends Informed

Many people will want to know about your child's condition and progress, but you may find it exhausting and repetitive to do each day.

Suggestions

— Set up a voice mail box through the phone company where you can leave daily updated messages and callers can leave you messages. The advantage is that it will not ring on your home phone and disturb your rest.

— Change your answering machine message regularly to update information on your child. Don't answer the phone until you listen to who it is and decide that you want to talk.

— Choose a relative or friend to field calls at their phone number. Then schedule return phone calls at your convenience.

— Write one letter to give to friends and family about how the brain injury has affected your child. This will help educate them and prepare them for when they see your child.