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Old 08-15-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Care Package Suggestions?

DH's best friend since middle school was just diagnosed with AML leukemia. He is in his early 30s and living and working in a state seperate from his family (he is an only child). His parents are with him now and I am thinking of sending a care package to his Mom. As far as I know, she has not left the hospital, or if she is, only for brief periods. What sort of items would be most helpful?

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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Gosh, I just noticed that no one has responded.

I really have no idea what would be suitable but I think what ever you did would be a lovely thought. At the end of the day people just like to know that your care about them.

You are very thoughtful and I hope things improve for this family.

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Old 08-24-2010, 06:01 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what you have in mind, and I'm basing my suggestions on what many people in the UK would send, but I hope this is useful.

Perhaps a few personal luxuries might be a comfort for your friend. What about a fragranced hand cream - lavender is very calming, a glossy magazine, a small box of Godiva chocolates, home-made mini muffins or cupcakes. Also a notebook and pen might help the family make a record of their son's journey through his illness. Would Mum like to read out loud to her son if he doesn't feel well enough to read himself - perhaps you could include a book he would enjoy.

On the 3 occasions I've been in hospital I have appreciated a gentle hand and foot massage to relax me, your friend might like some aromatherapy massage oil she could use on her son.

Apologies if these are not the sort of ideas you are looking for. Very best wishes for your DH's friend and his family during this terrible time.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #4
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I would send some magazines or books, gum/mints, some fresh smelling body lotion...or any other personal care items you might think she would like. I am not sure if they are religious people but if they are, maybe something pertaining to their religion (ie: rosary beads if they are catholic).
My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your friend (and the family)..
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