My Brother Needs an Operation is the story of how Joey's life was affected when his little brother, Alex, had to go to the hospital for surgery. The story shows different ways Alex's hospitalization affected Joey. But My Brother Needs an Operation is more than that. This interactive book provides parents and children an opportunity to talk about their feelings. With a Hospital Diary and Activity section, this book will also be a part of your family's history.
Few things are more stressful than having a child in the hospital. When you have more than one child, that stress is exacerbated by the fact that your time is divided in a whole new way. Schedules are confounded, time may be missed from work and some parents even have to go out of town or out of state for treatment. All of a sudden, life is much more complicated. If parents are in shock, dismayed or traumatized, just imagine how a young child might feel. This book is meant to help families through the crisis of having a child hospitalized by comforting the hospitalized sibling and helping the entire family heal.