Teenage son left hospital

My teenage son left hospital again last week. He has had an operation and it has really knocked him. He is clearly not fit to return to school yet and I really feel for him.

In fact, when he first left hospital in December after his operation, he appeared traumatised and depressed. He is a child who has not ailed much so I was not really prepared if I am honest.

My independent 16 year old became more clingy and in need of physical affection and emotional reassurance.

I am pleased to say his spirits lifted quite quickly no doubt aided by contact online with friends and gaming.

His mobility is affected and he gets dizzy if he is too active. I am impressed how he is seeking out short walks to build up his strength.

I have friends whose children are in and out of hospital a lot either with sporting injuries or because they have on-going health issues. I take my hat off to them all.

For what it is worth, I would advise any parent whose child is going into hospital to prepare well in advance. Think through how the family will operate when one members needs extra time, care and attention.

I have to admit part of me has enjoyed my son being a little dependent on me again but I do hope he gets well soon for his sake.



  1. Jane - Our Little Escapades January 24, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I’m sorry to read your son had to have an operation. Hopefully he is on the mend. Hospital isn’t nice and after having two sections with my own recovery issues I really feel for him. I’m glad he was able to pick himself up a little and getting his independence back. It can be hard work having to care for someone.

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    • Kate Davis-Holmes
      January 24, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Yes I remember feeling a bit like he does after my section. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. He is getting brighter day by day although not recovering as we had hoped

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  3. Sarah MumofThree World January 25, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    That must be so hard for all of you, but I’m glad he’s on the mend. I can just imagine my own big, independent son needing a lot of TLC in that situation too.

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