So the hubby's brother has recently been diagnosed with leukemia and lymphomia. He is in his early 30's with a 14 year old daughter. Due to the seriousness of his condition, he was taken to a larger hospital about 40 miles away. He will be there for at least a month while undergoing chemo, etc. We are trying to get there to visit at least 2-3 times a week based on work schedules.
My question, or what I am looking for, is ideas on things we can get him, or do for him, to make his hospital room feel more like home, to make him more comfortable, to help occupy all his time while he is confined to the same small room day in and day out.
My mom passed away from cancer 7 years ago but I'm finding trouble in finding "guy" ideas. A lot of people sent my mom flowers, and got her girlie things to pamper herself, etc.
The only thing I've come up with so far, is some soda. lame I know but they told him that when getting the biopsy's done, drinking some caffeine will help ease the pain. There are of course vending machines in the hospital, but he has to drag his IV, and wear a germ mask, etc just to get to the pop machine. So we'll take him a 12 pack next time we go so he has it close at hand if he so wants it.
Thanks in advance guys, excited to see the ideas you come up with!