What You Can Do to Help with Caitlin’s Surgery

Many people have asked us what they can do to help during the surgery and recovery. We tend to not ask for much, but we realize that friends and family often feel like they need to do something. (And yes, the support helps a lot.)

Here’s what you can do:

1- Just remain your awesome, supportive selves. Kindness and compassion go a long way. We love Internet hugs!

2- You can visit us at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. We would rather not have visitors on Tuesday while Caitlin is having surgery, but everybody is welcome after that. We should be there 5-7 days.

We would especially appreciate meals. Lynne and I will both be there, and the cafeteria is meh.

Please let us know if you’re coming. 🙂

3- We would LOVE visitors to our house. We will be pretty much stuck at home for 6 weeks or so as Caitlin recovers. Friends stopping by is greatly appreciated. Once again, we also won’t say no to food. I’m back to work after the first 2 weeks, so socialization, especially during the week when Michael is running solo, is greatly appreciated!

4- Caitlin loves cards if you would like to send one. She doesn’t need anything, but she has an Amazon wish list if you feel like buying her a little something.

Thank you again for all of the support and love.


About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a nine time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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