Posted 2/7/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)
I am my hubby's hospital bag. I take him to the ER, and if he is admitted, I pack everything he needs and bring it in. He needs his electronics - ipod, laptop, kindle, phone to give him distractions, and noise canceling headphones to help him sleep through the hospital noise and shift changes. I put a little fridge and microwave in his room for food. I also bring in pillows, his pyjamas, a robe (both a thin cotton one, and a thick fleece one), house slippers, his toilet stuff (toilet paper, tucks wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, lotion, hand lotion, shaving supplies), all his vitamins and meds packed into individual day containers, and food (boost/ensure drinks, yogurt, vsl3), plastic silverware, paper plates and cups. I also get him some books and a spare set of reading glasses. I also take a down throw, for in case he gets cold - for some reason in hospitals, pillows and blankets are always in short supply. I also take a foldable shelf that can hold all these things in an organized fashion and set it up in a corner of the room.
It's like I'm moving him - it takes me several trips to get everything in. I know it sounds like a lot - but having all the comforts of home mostly available to him really helps him keep his spirits up (not to mention having more distractions).