We have had an incident in our house recently where both parents needed to be hospitalised for food poisoning but I stayed home with DS as he was sleeping, it was midnight, and we have no support in our new home town. I was ok if I laid very still and eventually kept down some fluids so decided the paramedic should just take hubby as he is so sick he could not even walk.
But it got me thinking... What if I were just as sick as him and we both went to hospital. Do they have anyone to help care for your child if you have no one else? Like a volunteer or social worker or something? I hadn't even thought of this issue until it arose.