Being discharged from the PICU is an important and exciting step in your child’s recovery, but it can also be a stressful time for the family.

You may feel anxious about taking care of your child without assistance. You may feel worried that they are going to get sick again. Know that these feelings are normal.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital offers this guide to help you understand changes you may see in your child after a PICU stay. Keep in mind that every child is different, and your child may experience any one or more of these common challenges.