1. Prayer. We can always use prayer. Pray for a complete healing of Teddy’s kidneys. Pray for peace for our family. Pray for wisdom in the medical team and in our own decision-making. Pray for peace for Teddy.
2. Practical help. When I’m in the hospital with Teddy, our family could use meals, help with shoveling snow or mowing the lawn, etc. When I’m home, we drive to Iowa City every week and would happily accept a ride if you’re headed this way anyway.
3. Above and beyond help. Consider becoming a living kidney donor. (I am NOT asking you to give Teddy your kidney, but there are plenty of kids waiting for kidneys, and you really only need one.)
4. Financial help. Teddy has an account at National Foundation for Transplants, allowing you to make tax-deductible donations in his name for his medical expenses. Recently, someone also had the idea of donating gas cards and gift cards for restaurants in Iowa City that deliver to the hospital. 🙂 I personally think this is an excellent suggestion. Java House is a coffee shop located actually IN the hospital, Rooftop Cafe is run by Volunteer Services and features yummy food brought in from local restaurants. Then places that deliver include: Milios, Jimmy John’s, Happy Joe’s, Monica’s, Pita Pit, The Mill, Wig and Penn, Thai Flavors, and Pizza Hut and PapaJohn’s also deliver to the hospital.