The crew: Me, DW, DD10, DS8
The backdrop: This is our DVC rental rebooking from last memorial day. While we did a scaled back trip shortly after reopen last July, this was supposed be a great return to the magic.
So as I am typing this the original plan called for us leaving for the airport in 30 min or so for a 630 flight from Columbus. Well about this time yesterday, my DW came down with a stomach bug that took her down all day yesterday. I saw the writing on the wall, so when it hit, I moved our flights back to 650 pm later today in hopes that it would be a 24 hour bug and the extra time would be what she needs. The good news is I think that part was true and while she may be wore out, I think she will be ready.
However, the universe was not done tossing haymakers at this trip. As I settle down to watch DS play a baseball game before the trip yesterday I get a call from DW… My DD’s gymnastics coach just called, we need to get Kaitlyn, she has injured her arm and it could be broken…
So leave DS to his grandparents and off to the ER I go. At firstook I knew this wasn’t pretty… But let’s see how this goes.
After a couple hours we have a diagnosis and what we thought was good news… Dislocation, can reset and she should be good with a cast to hold. She was already negotiating with her Dr. The terms of her release and still being able to go to Disney… They were stuck on the splash mountain debate on if she could protect the cast from the water or not… Again… Thought this was going well all things considered…
Then the universe tosses another bomb our way. DD has the cast on, dislocation reset… Final post procedure xrays to clear her… Uh oh… Doctor needs to talk to me in private. Bone went back in fine, but xray exposed a break of a smaller bone that was obstructing the joint… They need to perform surgery to fix and insert screw to hold.
So here I am in the surgery waiting room at 3 am waiting for my DD to wake up from her successful surgery. Surgeon says travel is still fine, just comes down to pain management and resetting expections…
Should be able to see her soon and if all goes well, we will be back home late morning. Not sure what we will do with the trip… But I guess I needed an outlet after one hell of a day and early morning.
Will be one to remember either way. If anyone has ever made the voyage with a youngster with a broken bone and cares to share any tips or words of caution, I’m all ears at this point.
Maybe this one just isn’t meant to be.