Going to hospital can be very traumatic for children of this age. This has been well known for many years and a long time ago I remember seeing a film made by a psychologist about the problems a child of this age has when being in hospital.With Tay his fears must be magnified many times with his repeated admissions and operations.Try to mention the positives about being in hospital such as other children being there to play with.Reassure him that you will be there with him.He must have his favourite teddy bear and comforters with him.Spend all the time you can with him while he is in hospital. His teddy bear must go to the theatre with him. You and his teddy bear will be waiting for him after the operation.Make sure that he is given adequate pain relief.I wish Tay good health.
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