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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:52 PM
Has anyone had one done for their child? We are booked into the paed sleep unit at the SAN hospital in Sydney.
Any tips? I'm guessing we will have a disturbed night? What did you do for the parents dinner? Did you BYO or could takeaway be ordered?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:02 PM
We have done 2 there and it went ok both times. It was easier when she was a baby than when she was 3.
Yes you are right was hard for me to sleep as the bed they provide was horribleandim pregnant.i dont think i slept at all. My daughter did sleep but it was disturbed all night as they get hooked up to 100s of wires. My husband took her when she was 1 and he got a bit more sleep as she was less bothered by the wires. She only slept for about 5 hours in total when I was there. At 5am they woke her up and we had to leave so it was an early start for the next day.
You can buy dinner from the hospital cafe before around 630pm but once they are all hooked up you can't go out. I would bring food for yourself. They provide dinner for the child. They do offer coffee, tea and biscuits.
I found it an ok and we did find out she didnt breathe well in her sleep so I'm glad we did it.
Good luck and remember its only one night.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:22 PM
Thanks Natttmumm. I'll be going straight there from work so will probably arrive just in time for the 6pm requested start so it sounds like its best to BYO dinner. Might pick up some takeaway and snacks from the city at lunchtime. DS is 18 months so hopefully it won't be too bad - no idea how I am going to convince him to go to sleep with all the wires though.
Do we have to stay in the room with them when they are hooked up or once they are asleep, is there a room we can hang out in until my bedtime?
Also, he only snores about 80% of the time so I'm hoping it won't be a night when he doesn't snore (and a wasted trip...)
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