Helping Your Child in the ICU

Your child may not be very aware of what is going on during this stage of recovery. Many children lose consciousness after a brain injury and are in a coma. This may be caused by the brain injury. Medications may also affect your child's alertness. Other injuries may require casts, surgery, and special care. Things from home may help orient your child, but the number of things you can bring may be limited. The nurses can give you suggestions. Possible things include: