We were called back because it was Emmett’s turn to change his clothes. He had to change into scrubs with snaps. That didn’t go well….at all.
He was so upset that he was starting to gag. The hospital staff was absolutely amazing. They wanted to know everything they could about how Autism has effected him. They took so much time trying to help him get comfortable and acclimated with the strange environment.
They walked him through everything until he was okay with it. Emmett struggled with most of the process since the scrubs already pushed him over the edge.
He got to practice breathing through a mask and they let him choose the smell of the gas. Basically, he choose a flavor of chapstick and they lined the mask so he was accustomed to the smell.
However, typically. The medical bracelet is the worst by far. The nurse put one on my ankle and then put Emmett’s on his ankle and all Emmett said was, “okay, cool”.
I’m so impressed, especially with their approach to an Autistic child.
Clearly, Akron Children’s Hospital is Autism Aware……
– Lost and Tired
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