Plan quiet activities for your child for the first several days at home. He / she does not need to stay in bed, but walking and playing quietly is fine.
Your child should not play rough with family, friends, or pets. He / she should not participate in any activities or sports that involve jumping, climbing, or running such as bike riding, in-line skating, dance, gymnastics, football, basketball, soccer or track.
Activities like gym class and contact sports are not allowed for some time after leaving the hospital. This will depend on how badly the pancreas was injured.
Your child can go back to day care or school usually one to two weeks following the injury. Your nurse or doctor will help you decide when it is time to send your child back to school.
If surgery was needed or your child has other injuries, he / she may be advised to stay out of school longer. The trauma team will help you with your child returning to school.