What an outpouring of love we have been given on this journey. Our family, friends, and even acquaintances have been rooting for Miles and his heart. It is very humbling to our family to be the recipients of such love. Dale will be bouncing back & forth between from home to Cook's and I will be staying at Cook's the entire stay. We are hoping to get a room at the Ronald McDonald home ,so I can nap a few hours here & there, and find out on Wednesday if they have anything available.
I have been asked by many what they can do to help us while Miles' has surgery and during his recovery. These are a few things that we can think of.
First, please continue to pray, send good karma, happy vibes for Miles, his surgical team, the anesthesiologist, and the nurses who will caring for him. THIS is our number one request and the most important to us.
Second, we are blessed by having family in the area to help with the older boys. They will be staying at home or at my mom's house for most of our hospital stay. You are more than welcome to call & see if they are available to goof off with your kids for a few hours.
Third, one of our dear friends is going to set up a meal schedule for when we get home. She is in another state and really wanted to do this for us. If your budget and time allows, you are more than welcome to sign up to bring a meal. Our goal is to have a few meals when we come home from the hospital so we don't have to stress about cooking for the first week. We aren't fussy eaters at all. Look for something on my facebook wall if you want to bring something. The hard part is that we don't know when we are coming home, so exact dates aren't here to make it easier.
Fourth, please feel free to text, message, email us for any information you want to know. I will be posting updates on facebook when I can. The last time we were at Cook's, my reception was pretty spotty, so I will do my best to get back in touch with you as soon as I can.
So, that is what we need. If you are open to anything on the list, please feel free to do so. We are extremely thankful for our support circle surrounding us.