Monday, June 15, 2009
We’re here! Everything went surprisingly well. Reagan was a dream on the 3hr plane ride. We did have a few issues trying to get her carseat installed (since she’s over 2 and can’t sit on her own we had to put her in her carseat for takeoff and landing), but we eventually figured it out. Reagan has been super talkative today. She was pretty quiet on the plane but started up again right before we got off. What’s funny is that as we were exiting the plane several flight attendants commented on how sleepy she was (even though she was wide awake and babbling away on my shoulder). They just couldn’t get over how “out of it” she was! We just had to laugh about it…but I wonder how many parents would have been put off by that. At what point do you educate people and tell them that your child is not sleepy or out of it but she’s disabled and visually impaired? I don’t think I’m ready for that yet. Let me tell you, it’s not easy lugging around this child, her carseat, and our luggage. Thank God we bought one of those go go kidz pull carts, it attaches to the carseat and you can pull it through the airport with ease. It did take a little extra time to attach it and unattach it, but it was a life saver. After getting our luggage, we headed off to get our rental car. It took forever but we finally got a car and made our way toward the hospital. We stopped on the way and ate an early dinner and then checked into the International Guest House. You know the saying; you get what you pay for? Well that about sums it up. The A/C is broken, the refrigerator wasn’t working (turns out it was just off), the pillows are the super thin, plastic kind and the hallways smell like smoke (even though it's nonsmoking). All I can say is yuck. I don’t know if we’ll be staying here another night. Tomorrow night we’ll be in the hospital, so I’m thinking maybe we check into a real hotel on Wed our last night here. I was all for saving some money by staying here, but an A/C is something I cannot live without. We’re all super tired, so I’m just hoping it will cool down a little so we can get some sleep before heading over to the hospital tomorrow. Thanks for checking in on us and please keep the prayers coming!