The Meal Train Has Left The Station

Meal Train for The TheisensWe have been asked for the last 2 years if there is anything people can do to help. Many times someone will offer to bring food. The hard part about meal planning is we rarely know when we will be able to eat. When Emily is inpatient we usually head down right after work and school to get a couple hours worth of visiting in before needing to head home to do it all over again the next day. There are times when the hospital has visitor restrictions, or she is too sick for visitors like this last stay, when the boys eat with Liz’s parents and I grab take-out for Liz and I. We never wanted people to make food that would just go to waste. Now that I work closer to home the chances of the food getting eaten are greater. And now we are starting to ask for, and allow, more people to help.

Having just finally got Emily past the dietary changes that don’t allow her to have food (imagine cooking and eating in front of a 3 year old who can’t eat) life threw another challenge at us. Liz has a heel spur at least and possibly more problems. We are awaiting further MRI results as I type this. While she is in a walking boot it’s all she can do to stand up long enough to make Emme’s special fluid and formula mixtures. Cooking is basically out of the question. By the time I get home from work it’s usually too late to start cooking, especially on nights we have baseball. To add to the challenge I will be traveling for work most of the middle of May so we can use all the help we can get. For now even restaurant gift cards won’t help much as Liz can’t drive. I think we are just going to cut off her foot and get an artificial one at this point.

To make coordination easier we have setup a Meal Train site. You can signup to bring a meal at https://mealtrain.com/1547rw

7 Responses to “The Meal Train Has Left The Station

  • Shirley Ellis
    2 years ago

    I wish I was close enough to cook for you guys. Hopefully the train will fill up soon!

    • chrisjtheisen
      2 years ago

      People have been very helpful. It’s such a big help to have food, we dreaded the constant eating out or trying to figure out how to cook

  • Sarah Birch
    2 years ago

    Hey this is Sarah your necie Justin’s daughter guys this is so sad to hear I never knew exactly what was up with her or what she had. And I still sort of don’t but I hope you guys are doing okay and I hope she gets better I miss you guys and Em.- Love Sarah/ Cha

    • chrisjtheisen
      2 years ago

      Thanks very much for reading and commenting Sarah. It’s hard for us to fully understand some days too. It’s good to hear from you, saw some great pictures your dad put on Facebook the other day

  • Awh thanks uncle Chris, and also what happened to aunt Bib?

    • chrisjtheisen
      2 years ago

      The cartilage in her ankle wore away and her leg and ankle bones are fusing together

  • Seeing what Bev is bringing makes me want to drive up from Florida to share it with you.

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