We all have health issues that are important and should be taken care of but what happens when we have an emergency? What if your child gets sick and stays in the hospital for a couple days? What if you are in the hospital and your child comes into the ER and you are the one that take him or her home? This is why it is important that you and your family know what to expect when you or someone else you love has an emergency. First off, if your health issue is a disease then there are a number of things that you can do to help manage the situation and make it easier for someone to deal with it. You want to try to keep stress levels down as much as possible. No one should need to be navigating health issues alone, especially if they have a chronic disease. Take your time to seek out a health professional or a specialist that you trust, it is fine if you just need to say hi and bye to some before settling on one that you feel most comfortable and safe with. There is no need to be a human calculator telling them everything that needs to be known, especially when there's someone that understands you better than them. Long-term stress is also a huge problem in the health issues world. People that have a health issue and are feeling stressed out may not be able to think clearly to answer the question "what does this mean?" Sometimes people may have an understanding of their body but they are not as familiar with the questions of how they feel or what is going on in their bodies. Talking to someone about what you are experiencing can help you understand what is going on with your body when you cannot physically answer it. Even if you don t understand everything that is happening you will be able to understand what is going on because you were once in that exact situation, and it is hard to change that.