Monday, February 23, 2009

Make Something Monday: Doctor/Hospital Toys


My daughter is having surgery soon and will need to say in the hospital a day or so. She's already had a battery of tests and is not thrilled with going for her appointments. I am trying to ease her anxiety through books and play. We have a doctor's kit, but it doesn't have some of the things we need. So I created some. Some things were simple: bandages, hospital bed, mask, but the IV was more involved. I took an old Rx bottle, filled it with popcorn kernals for weight, modge-podged it with some white fabric, ran & glued a wire through the lid, added a bag & ribbon...for a somewhat realistic looking IV. Here are some pics of her playing.

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14 comments :

  1. That was a great idea to get her used to the hospital! Bless her little heart!!

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  2. Wow, love the IV. Your hospital, especially if it is a pediatric one, may offer a tour that you can go on in advance of the surgery to help ease her mind.

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  3. Dori is tooo cute..
    Never know she might be a doctor someday..
    Hugs..

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  4. That's so cool! I love the iv idea. My daughter has had three surgeries, I can't believe I never thought to do something like that! Thanks for visiting my blog:)

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  5. awww. I hope all gos well...The doctors kit is a great idea.....Here is to a future doctor...LOL!

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  6. What a great idea! She looks so cute playing doctor!

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  7. Great job thinking of the things that the doctor kit lacked, I would have not thought of that.
    Dori is too cute dressed up as a doctor.
    I hope the baby doll is OK :0)

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  8. Hi. Thanks for visiting me. Love your post; it's a great idea. The pics are cute too!

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  9. What a great way to introduce her to the hospital experience! It really does help with their fears

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  10. oh, how creative.. I am sure this will help her TONS with her hospital stay too...

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  11. Cute photos! What a great way to get her prepared for her hospital stay. I hope the surgery goes well.

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  12. Super sweet, you're such a GREAT mom! And as always Dori is so cute!

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  13. What a great mom you are! That's a fabulous idea.

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