When Kerry was in the hospital I spent the night with her. She wasn't ever along for very long. I would get off work and come straight to the hospital. I was there holding her hand. I slept on the visitor's chair. I took my showers there. I got dressed for work there. I didn't want her to ever be with out my support. I think it helped but I really don't know? At least it helped me feel better because of it. As a significant other you should spend time with them even if they are so doped up that they don't even know your there. Always know what is going on, ask the nurse and doctor's questions because it is then that they will teach so much about Crohn's and you will learn some very important things. Your significant other could be too tired to remember or just can't accept the realility of a diagnosis and you will need to explain it to them in a way that only you can. The doctors depend on you and your loved one depends on you. Know everything. You may need to help the nurse. You may need to help your loved one get dressed or handle unpleasentries that may be embarrasing to them for others. Being there is the best thing you can do for them while they are in the hospital so be there!