Just wanted to let you all know how much Nate & Jen appreciate all the support and meals that have been brought in. For those who have offered to spend time at the hospital or help watch the children at home, please understand and do not take offense that we haven't taken you up on your offers. Isabel currently has to bath 3 times a day (for this hospital stay) to help heal the the spots of infection. She is only comfortable with a handful of people helping her to do this. She also has a high intake of fluids to keep her bladder flushed of chemicals, therefore using the restroom about every 2 hours or so. Sometimes she needs help with this as she is attached to IV's. She only feels comfortable having certain people help her with this.
As for Maddie, Taylor and Easton, Maddie is in 1/2 day kindergarten. Taylor goes to preschool in the AM. Easton hangs out. Due to these circumstances, anyone watching them needs to have room in their car & car seats for travel. Maddie & Taylor have overcome the stranger danger stage, but Easton is leery of anyone that isn't his mom or dad. Once Isabel gets back on schedule for treatments (hopefully we don't have anymore set backs) It will give some of you the chance to help with babysitting. Mostly in the afternoon, once Maddie & Taylor are home & while Easton takes a nap.
Most of the meals since treatment has began have been last minute meals. Due to unforeseen issues, we have had to reschedule some of you and most haven't had a chance to bring one. Again, once we get back on track & hopefully don't have any more bumps on the road, this may be an easier way to help. If you are in a position to make and deliver a meal with about 24 hours notice please let me know, as that has been the trend thus far. Jen's work & ward have been doing meals this week. If Isabel is released tomorrow, she will have her 36 hour treatment next friday. I won't be planning any meals until she is released and her counts are high enough to be approved for treatment.