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Your child's hospital stay: When to call for help

While your child is in the hospital, be sure to let the care team know if any new problems develop or if your child's symptoms get worse. For example:

  • Your child is getting sicker.
  • Your child is hard to wake up.
  • Your child has trouble breathing.
  • Your child is dizzy, lightheaded, or weak.
  • You are worried about your child's pain.
  • Your child has pain, redness, or swelling in their arm, leg, or groin.
  • Your child has a new or higher fever.
  • Your child has new or worse nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Your child has a new rash.
  • Your child fell down or needs help to get out of bed and move around.
  • You have trouble with any of the lines, tubes, or devices attached to your child.

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