I can’t say enough good things about how this resource worked for my son and I while he was hospitalized for cardiac surgery. My son has been coming to the same hospital for years, and has had many procedures and appointments, and this (Get Well Map) is really the only thing that has worked to help him distinguish a follow-up appointment from an admission. He will now ask, ‘Board or No Board’, and that helps him understand what type of visit we are making to the hospital. My son’s smile lights up his whole face, and that smile was visible in the photograph we attached to his map, and was visible when he showed his map to others.
He required use of the Pit Stop on 2 occasions, and on both occasions, he responded very well to that. I took it a step further and had a little prize bag of a few small monster trucks and a balloon waiting for him in his bedroom when he arrived back home. I wanted to keep with the theme we had been working with. He loved it and was so excited!
It became a conversation starter with my son and his medical team. His cardiologist was very interested in using it with him.