Tell your child the truth as they will sense it anyway
We used hold Sebastian down for his port access and NG tubes but we would tell him it will be a quick ouchy and then it will feel better. It’s heart-breaking seeing your child in pain but if you tell them it won’t hurt they won’t trust you when you actually mean it.
If you’re at the Marsden or a hospital with parent washing machines
Take your washing powered and softener it makes you feel so much better having clean clothes that smell like home.
Most of all cry and talk when you need to
In oncology you become one big family everyone understands each other’s pain.