Support Needs

Transplant impacts the patient’s entire family in many ways, linking logistics, finances, emotions, and beliefs. Every family finds its own ways to handle these needs. Don’t be embarrassed or feel guilty about feeling overwhelmed or worried about how you will possibly be able to take care of everything at a time that you are naturally so worried about the survival of your sick child. Given the circumstances, this kind of reaction is normal. But don’t feel that you must “go it alone” in trying to find solutions, even if you have never before asked for help with a family problem or pride yourself on being self-reliant.