As much as we like to plan for major events in our lives, medical issues and surgeries often times cannot be planned. Even pregnancies rarely go exactly how we imagined or planned. A planned surgery at Saint John’s Health Center may go smoothly, but your plans for a nanny or babysitter may have fallen through. Perhaps your child will be undergoing surgery at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA but your job will not let you take off the many days it’ll take for your child to recover and be released. You may be stressing over what your next step will be, but you should be focusing on your recovery.
A nanny or babysitter may be exactly what your family needs at this time. Your babysitter could sit with your children while you are in surgery, keeping them calm and entertained. Or your babysitter could sit with your children at your home.