(Closed) What to send a co-worker whose husband is in the hospital?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Edible fruit arrangement?  I’m really not the best gift giver so I’m kind of stumped too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe a nice card with a gift certificate for grocery delivery?  I know that she’ll probably be incredibly busy soon.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely a card is always welcome, but I’d steer clear of anything she has to take care of, so flowers might not be the best idea. Honestly, meals are probably a good bet- something she can throw in the microwave and be done with, although she might not feel much like eating.  Maybe a stuffed something?  Like a stuffed bear or something she can hug (or punch, as the need arises), with a note in the card saying something like how you can only imagine how hard what she’s going through is, and you hope something soft and huggable can bring her some measure of comfort in this difficult time.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@pinkfrog:  This is a good idea, a stuffed animal sort of arrangement. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Good choice– carbs=comfort food!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@CEtoSAHM:  Excellent point. I still remember my BFF showing up with my favorite bagels when my grandpa died.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

At the very least, send a card. And, a small flower arrangement IF the hospital allows it. Otherwise, a fruit / muffin basket would likely be appreciated.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That was very kind of you to do.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Edible arrangements? Cookies by George?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly, what if you got together with some other co-workers and had everyone get giftcards to local restaurants (like panara, quiznos, chick-fil-a, etc.) and put together a giftcard bouquet?  That way she can still eat quickly but not cafeteria food and it’s a practical “I’m thinking of you” item.

ETA:  You could even just drop it off at the nurses station so you don’t have to feel the need to pop in and visit (doubt you could if he’s in critical care)

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