We are actually a little conflicted on the topic of help and want to stress that the biggest thing anyone can do is let us know that they are thinking about Elliott. Your calls, texts, emails, and cards have meant a great deal to us. Several friends and family members continue to ask if there is anything they can do to help, so below are a few thoughts on ways to support our family during Elliott's recovery.
- Elliott is now immunocompromised and we will be making several adjustments to our routine, including avoiding crowded spaces for ~1 year. This means no more trips to libraries, parks, museums, and zoos. Including Laurel on family trips to these types of locations would mean a great deal to us. The same is true for setting up play dates at our house or yours.
- Several people have offered to bring food to the house. Now that Elliott is home this is more feasible.
- Elliott cannot return to daycare for ~1 year and at some point we will hire a nanny. We are also considering a house keeper. If you have recommendations we would love to hear them.
- An out-of-town friend asked about getting a hat for Elliott. I thought this was a cute idea.
- It is inevitable that there will be a late night emergency room visit over the next 3 years of his treatment. If for some strange reason you would be willing to watch Laurel when this happens please let us know.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of things above.