What can I do for my child on ECMO?
ECMO is a scary experience for a parent or carer. You and other family members can be involved in the care of your child. You can help the nurses to bathe, change nappies and turn your child.
You know what your child likes, so:
- bring in your child’s favourite music
- put a special toy in with your child
- hang pictures and cards at the bedside
- make tapes for your child to listen to when you’re not there
Remember... just talking to your child can help you both.