When we were in GOSH a little boy was having his rod lengthened and his mum had a new baby. The dad stayed in hospital at night and the mum came in with the baby during the day. But I know you won't want to be away from Erin for a second. Is there parent accommodation nearby so you could sleep away from the ward but be close enough to get there quickly if you need to? GOSH has it's own hotel opposite for special cases.
Mum to Maddy aged 14. Maddy is a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital and had a growth rod inserted in November 2007. In March 2011 the growth rod was removed because the curve became too strong. In May 2011 Maddy had anterior release, 2 weeks traction on a Stryker Frame and then spinal fusion.