Sunday, February 22, 2009

Up, Up and Away!

Connor and I had a relatively nice, uneventful day today. He's still a little more emotional than usual, and he still won't leave his right ear alone, so I'm really thinking a trip to the doctor is an order. We're leaving for my brother's wedding pretty soon, and I'm sure getting on a plane if you've got fluid in your ear would not only cause Connor to have a long, long plane ride, but also me and all of the passengers sitting within a forty foot radius of us. We're going to try to avoid that scenario if at all possible.

Connor is a veteran flyer-- this will be his, um, seventeenth flight. I think. I've sort of lost count. He's usually fantastic on the plane, but this time we have are throwing in a few complications in addition to the whole possible ear infection thing. Normally we have Jeremy along with us, but he's not going to make this trip, so I'll be juggling baby and luggage alone. Also this will be our first flight with Connor's wheelchair. It should be interesting, as in addition to the chair and our luggage I will also be carrying on a car seat so Connor can sit in the chair that we paid 400 dollars for (and therefore will use if its the last thing we do, because the idea of paying all that money and giving the airlines a free seat causes me actual physical pain) instead of having to be on my lap, which is where he would otherwise be since he can't sit in those chairs without flopping over and being Terribly Unsafe. I'm not sure exactly how I'm planning to manage all of this stuff, but I figure I'm going to be that lady that no one wants to be behind in the security aisle.
Oh well. I'll let you all know how it goes.


Julia O'C said...

You? Are a hero. And you don't even realize it. I know lots of people who won't take a 3 hour trip in the CAR alone with their [neurotypical, ambulatory]kids.

Sometime today, I hope you look at yourself in the mirror and say, "I am full of awesome," until you smile. Because you are pretty amazing.

I hope the trip is a breeze.

Edit said...

Good luck on your trip and have fun at the wedding!

Connor's Mom said...

Julia: Thanks! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I'm not exactly known for my modesty, but it's nice to hear acknowledgement of my inherent awesomeness from an objective party.

Seriously, though, thanks.

Edit: Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes!


Theresa said...

Thank you for writing your blog. You help many. Theresa and Peter

Blog Directory