These are some of the foods Ernie will hopefully be enjoying in Durham. He loves anything cold, so popsicles always hit the spot. And then there are Cheetos...for some reason they are something he is really craving right now. Hard candy helps with dry mouth, and of course, who wouldn't love Dove chocolate!
Thank you notes. I love handwritten notes and there are so many people I want to thank for Standing in the Gap. Unfortunately I don't have a record of all who purchased raffle and dinner tickets, but for those who donated that I do know about, hopefully you will receive a thank you note.
Yarn and knitting needles. My Mom taught me to knit last night and I have started a "Prayer Shawl". This is a ministry where the knitter prays for the breast cancer patient who will be receiving her shawl. I have always wanted to learn to knit and thought it would be a great distraction while sitting and watching Ernie sleep during treatment.
Nick got us a subscription to Netflix, so we all have enjoyed a number of movies already... right from the comfort of our own bed!
Of course there will be lots of traveling back and forth from apartment to clinic, lots of lab studies and different medications and infusions, and hopefully lots of rest and sleeping for Ernie. We'll see what else we can find to do, but for now these are the things we'll be sure to bring along!
Thank you again for your prayers on this journey. Eight months ago this was our goal...get to transplant! We can hardly believe the actual day of transplant is almost here and we are so very grateful.