Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sick, Sick, Sick

Becuase our entire summer has been filled with all sorts of action and a few complications, it's only natural that we end the summer on the same note. The night before we were to board our plane back to Utah, Ethan woke up at 2am with the flu. Actually, at first I thought it was (hoping it was anyway) food poinsoning since we had gone out to eat that evening. A few hours later Liv started to throw up as well. I called the airline to see if there was any way I could change the flight, which we were to be on at noon, to the next day becuase the thought of having to fly alone with three kids and two of them throwing up was just too much for me to even process. For a small (yeah right!) fee of $800 I could change the flight but that wasn't going to happen so off we went to the airport with the kids throwing up in the car as we drove. Mark stayed at the airport with me as long as he could, we took turns taking the kids into the restrooms to continue throwing up. Then I made my way through security (which is another blog entirely) and onto the first plane. Yes, we had to take two flights to get here. The flight went better than I had played it out in my mind but I felt bad for my poor little kids having to suffer through the flu on two planes. The flight attendants were very nice and helped me clean up after the kids threw up and gave them pillows and blankets to help them get some rest. Between flights we hung out in the restroom so that we didn't have to make a mad dash down the airport hallway when they needed to be sick. Thankfully, I have the best baby ever and she was super patient about being fed and held. When we finally made it to Utah the kids were feeling much better and very excited to be off the planes. Liv continued to be sick for another 24 hours but Ethan was able to recover pretty quickly. Two days later, I ended up with same flu! I'm grateful that my mom helped me out with the kids and got up with the baby in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, we passed our sickness onto everyone else in my family. It's been quite a week here at my folks house to say the least.

4 comments:

nalder said...

Oh my gosh! I am so sorry! I had an experience like that when I flew from the oakland office to chicago at the beginning of the summer. I now have anxiety attacks whenever I fly. I'm happy things are seeming to calm down a bit.

Kelley said...

AH! That sounds sooo traumatizing! You're going to have to write more about airport security later- when you feel better!

Amy said...

That is aweful! You are such a trooper...I would have been in tears the entire time. But I guess that is what good mom's do!

Kristol said...

You are amazing for making it through that experience...or should I say the kids are amazing for making it through! Hope everyone is feeling better.