*** Updated ***Please Pray for my boys and pass their story along. I'm desperate for prayers.
Wyatt survived his surgery!!!!!!!!!!!!
Whew... i'll have a better update tonight after I go see him in person and talk to the resident.
So, I finally got a PO box setup.
Emma (Or Wyatt or Zeke)
PO Box 380152
San Antonio, Tx 78268
The reason I got the PO box is so I can just publicly post it and anyone who feels like sending a card, or anything else, this will get to me and I don't have to worry about trying to give out an address to other people's homes to pick stuff up.
Here's a list of ideas for things we could use.
Money for groceries, gas and to help pay for child care for 2 kids in this situation, I've always been a stay at home mom and I have hired a nanny to help me full time, she's giving me a great deal in this situation, but its still a few hundred dollars per month for her expenses... (it's equiv to a day care, but she lives with me to help me with everything else I need, errands, chores, secretarial work.) , etc to help reduce some stress on the cost of everything.... I'm currently supporting 3 households and bills, so while I normally would never take hand outs... I'm sucking up my pride in this situation. (And even with all these bills, we make too much money to qualify for any type of assistance, but we luckily have full insurance so at least we won't have millions in hospital bills.)
Anything extra at the end, will be donated to either cancer kids, or another nicu family in the same situation to give back to those in need. I WILL take these boys home. I'm absolutely determined to will them to live.
Taco bell, mcdonalds or red lobster cards so we can get the occasional meal out for the older kids.
HEB and walmart/target gift cards - I can use them for gas, groceries, etc.
Comfort items include anything dark chocolate and gluten-free items. (My son is sugar free AND gluten free, so if you feel like including him in a sugar free chocolate, he can eat it.)
Anything you feel like sending, we will either use, or donate to another nicu family if it turns out to be something we cannot or don't end up using.
Even if its just a card wishing us well, I'll be saving them in a keep sake box for the boys when they are older. I'm determined to will them to live. I'm hoping that our energy and good will for them is enough... I just find it hard to believe that after all the fighting they've done, that they'd give up now.
Knowing that you guys care really helps me right now. I cannot thank everyone enough for their prayers, their candles they've been lighteing, or just sending good vibes and energy our way. My boys appreciate it too.