For Patients

What to Expect

What does it feel like?

You will not be able to feel the medicine while it’s in your body.

What do I do in the hospital?

There are lots of things to do in bed:

  • Play video games. The video game controller will be wrapped in plastic, or you get to wear gloves while you play.
  • Watch TV/DVDs. Your parent will put the DVDs in for you. Your remote control will be wrapped in plastic.
  • Play with toys. A child life specialist can also give you toys and activities. Remember, all the toys you play with will have to stay at the hospital.

When do I go home?

You’ll be in the hospital for anywhere from 2 to 5 days. Every treatment is different. Your doctor will tell you when it’s time for you to go home.

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