Many of you have asked how you can help us in this trying time in our lives and in the life of our son. We really appreciate the offers and are grateful to have such wonderful friends.
Right now The Boy doesn't really need much except the proper medical care so that he can get better. If you've asked us "what can we do to help" we are excessively grateful. Anything that you are able to do to love and support our family will make a huge difference. Here are some small things that you can do:
--Continue praying for his full and complete recovery. Doesn't matter what types of prayers or who is saying them. We are grateful for any positive energy that you can send our way. If you know of any good prayer lists or prayer chains, his name is David Henry May, or Chaim David ben Miriam (in Hebrew).
--Some gift cards would be a great help--ShopRite and Trader Joe's for our family's groceries; CVS and Babies R Us for David--he'll probably need some items from CVS, and Babies R Us would be a good place for us to get additional clothing for him that would be compatible with his medi-port for his chemotherapy treatments. Target gift cards would all of those areas as well.
--Give blood. Even though it will likely not go directly to David, there is always a need for donated blood, especially in the summertime. I think that you can say that you're donating for The Boy. He will need a few transfusions most likely, over the course of the chemotherapy.
--We may need some amusement ourselves from time to time--books or book gift cards from Borders or Barnes and Noble would cheer us up.
--Keep on sending us good wishes and reading our updates. Musical Daddy will likely keep the blog updated and his accounting is very thorough.
The Boy has improved quite a bit even from yesterday. Many of the tubes are out and he is more comfortable, and looking more like himself. He has had a little bit of diluted juice although he isn't able to have anything but clear liquids for now. He just continues to get better.
Thanks again for the outpouring of support and love that we've received for our little guy.