First, we have so many neighbors that have stopped by to wish us well and offer to help in any way. In fact, one of our neighbors, Ginger, is a Nurse who used to work at Sloan Kettering. She recently spent over an hour with Ty in order to help me change the access needles to his mediport. It was after a large snowstorm and I didn't want to have to take him all the way into the city. We had never even met, but she posted her phone number in a message to me on this blog and I was in a bind. Immediately upon meeting her, I knew Ty was in good hands. She was sooo good with him and so kind, because she is a loving mom of two herself and she understands. It was great.
Then, two days ago Ty received an amazing package filled with Get Well wishes from Pawling Elementary School. What a treat it was. Thank you so much to all of the boys and girls in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who made a card for Ty. Especially Mrs. Gallagher's, Mrs. Maloney's and Mrs Divitto's classes. Ty loved them and we enjoyed reading them together. In case you can't make it out below, one of our favorites reads: Dear Ty. I'm happy the surgery is over. I'm glad you're okay. Now that you're okay, I hope you feel as good as a monkey eating a billion bananas. Sincerely, Nick.
It doesn't get more adorable than that.
I also discovered a local pharmacy, Resolution Rx (next to Hannfords) and the pharmacist there, Anthony, has gone completely out of his way to help out. His is the only store that carries some specialized products that meet Ty's needs. He also worked with my doctors to come up with a solution to his nausea (he packaged meltaway tabs that I can simply put on his tongue for faster relief - no one had ever suggested that before), and he has given me a level of personal assistance that I would never, ever get from a large pharmacy like a Target or CVS. He delivered medication to my home without payment and without my insurance. He is a gem and I am grateful.
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Read the bib. Yes, that's Gavin with a piece of pear in his nose. Yes, he ate it soon afterward. What a clown he is :) XOXO More updates after Ty's appointments tomorrow.