21 February 2013

We're here!

We started out very early yesterday morning to catch our 6 am flight. I had Liam sleep in his clothes so all we had to do was put him in his car seat and go. But little wild man woke right up and stayed awake. We had to get patted down and swiped for explosives because I didn't want then to open Liam's formula and I didn't want him to go through xray. In order for me to get patted down they had to call for approval to do it. By the time they got finished we were the last ones to board the plane. I carried Liam and Rylie carried the seat. She only hit one or two people before a lady showed her how to carry it down the aisle. ;) Rylie sat in front of us, next to a very chatty woman who's husband was a harrier pilot, yet she hated flying. I think having Rylie next to her helped her a lot. Liam did great on the flight. I left his stomach empty so there would be no emotional vomiting from being in a different car seat and not in his car. But he did so good. He loved take off. In Atlanta the Delta boarding dude let me get on first. As I walked by he told me to tell the flight attendants 1b. I did which got us in first class. I was super excited and was finishing up getting Liam situated when a lady come on the plane and said I was in her seat. :( There was a lot of confusion at that point on everyones part and we ended up back in where we originally were. They apologized a lot and gave us first class pillows and blankets and water. Liam did pretty good on this flight too. He fell asleep for about 15 minutes and only fussed for the last 30 minutes when I couldn't get him out. He was done with being in the car seat. When we got off the plane we had to be taken to the immigration area seperate from everyone else because of the stroller. A guy silently put us on the elevator and sent us off. We were a bit confused when we got off the elevator but found the immigration sign and started to stand in line. Aother guy came up to me and spoke Spanish motioning for me to go around the long line. I wasnt sure what he meant, the line was really long, but when I walked around to the side the lady took me right away. What a blessing that was to not have to stand in that long line! We paid for our tourists passes, checked through immigration, and exited to find Dr. Anthony's daughter Rose there to greet us. Another family had come in right before us so we all rode together for the 45 minute drive to the resort. This family has been here before so I was able to talk to her about a lot of the smaller details. It's really comforting to be here at the same time as others. They are doing a different procedure though. Our resort is very nice. We didn't explore though after getting here. Liam just wanted to lay down and play so we ordered room service and got the biggest burgers I've ever seen and relaxed the rest of the night. We will get taken to the hospital sometime around 1 and we will be there for the rest of the day and long into the night. It's going to be a long day with no food for Liam. He'll be hydrated through iv and this evening is when the catheterization will take place for the dispersal of the stem cells. Praying Phillipians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And Joshua 1:9 have I not commanded you, be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be dismayed. The lord you God will go with you wherever you go. Thank you to everyone who has prayed and continues to pray us through this. I remember you in my prayers and am so grateful for you. I will be grateful to get this day behind us!