Wednesday January 15, 2014 - First night in Orlando, FL
I am going to try SUPER hard to update you every night of our time here in FL! We are going to be very busy with the conference but I want to keep a very detailed blog about our time here. Not only to share will all of you who made it possible for us to be here, but to remember how far we've come on a day to day basis with this intensive therapy. Tonight I will update you all on how our flights went!
I was SO nervous to fly with Silas. I had no idea what to expect. The fact that we had to check all of his medications and bring on his special formula, I was so nervous I would forget something or do something wrong! I made my lists and I checked them twice. Heck! I checked them over probably ten times! SO very afraid of forgetting something! I will say, I don't think I forgot anything! Knock on wood, though...who knows, right? Everyone always forgets something! Well anyway, driving to the airport I was going over the lists again and again in my head and finally I had to make myself shut my brain off and focus on that fact that we were about to cross a very big milestone! Silas' first time flying! Of course I had worries, like getting through security, but thankfully all went well in that department! I didn't even need to show proof of prescription for anything and we got right through no problem. We all hunkered down by our gate and waited. It was delayed by half an hour, but was no big deal. When it was finally time to board they let us on first so we were able to get all settled. We used his car seat on the plane for positioning and it worked out very well! I was afraid of his ears bothering him since he can't swallow on command or chew to relieve the pressure, but his ears didn't seem to give him any trouble. Silas, as we all know is an adrenaline junkie so he LOVED take off and landing. He was happy the entire flight cooing and kicking and didn't cry once! We got off our flight just fine and had a nice short layover in Philly. He took a short cat nap...and I mean short, like 20 minutes short! I gave him an ativan to see if he would sleep more but all it did was mellow him out for the next flight. I personally think he could've done without the ativan but also it didn't hurt to give it to him. He stayed up the entire flight from Philly to Orlando and again did great! No crying! Landed in Orlando and took the shuttle to our resort and checked in for the conference and here we are. In our lovely 3 bedroom suite in beautiful Orlando, Fl awaiting 6 hours of therapy tomorrow for our first day of COnference!!! I have so many emotions about this. Nervous, curious, excited, anxious, happy, blessed! I can't even begin to explain what we are about to witness in these next few days of the first half of this amazing conference but I will be sure to update all along the way! I welcome you to ask any questions, leave comments, and pray for amazing results and healing! We're finally here! I am so grateful! So for now goodnight, until tomorrow night when I update you all after our first six hours of therapy on our first day here at the MNRI Family Conference!!!
Here's to the great going forward! -Ann Hopps