Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Texas - Chapter the Last

Our return flight was fascinating because the couple in front of us decided to end their marriage with me as witness and the woman behind me whimpered like a puppy the whole time due to claustrophobia. Bridgette added to the melee by yelling for the first 1/2 hour, not because she was upset but because she likes to hear herself. She yells really loudly.

She finally fell asleep for a mere 15 minutes which would have been longer had the flight attendants not made a ruckus serving drinks and then cooing at her when she woke up. Bad flight attendants. Bad. But excellent canned apple juice. Thanks for that.

Otherwise Bridgette did well. She studied the emergency landing pamphlet for a good long time. (Taking after her momma already? Disaster preparedness in her future?) She didn't cry at all. When we deplaned, the man next to us surreptiously crossed her forehead in a blessing for her impending surgery. I thought it was funny that he crossed her while pretending to stroke her forelock with his thumb. I though it was sweet, but perhaps he was worried I would disapprove.

And now we're home, not quite well-rested, but certainly well-documented!

FYI (because you need more FYI in your life) baby has had two leaks since Monday. Due to my error changing her while I was in Texas (I forgot the stoma paste) her normally raw skin was actually running rivulets of blood down her body yesterday. It was really sad. She was screaming in pain. To make up for it, I used too much stoma paste on her new wafer which prevented a good seal, and this morning she woke up thoroughly soaked in undigested green beans and gastric juices. We have high hopes that tomorrow morning will be better!


Heidi said...

Wow! I thought you were mostly going down just to see "Wicked"! What a fun, eventful trip!

Angela said...

Awe, I am so sorry Bri and you had leaks, we had one yesterday, first time like that in a long time. Just in time for the surgery so we don't forget the best and the worst of times with the bags.
I sure hope this morning starts off better for you both.
I haven't been able to read everything about Texas yet, but I look forward to it.
Wow, Izzy and bridgette will be in the hospital at the same time?? I'll be sure to email you and keep the blog updated on Isabella, please let us know how Bridgette fairs. We will be praying for her.

HeatherH said...

So glad you had a fun trip and you both survived!

kelgrandy said...

I'm finally getting it. You were talking Lindon, Ut when you mentioned the 4th in Lindon. I thought you would still be in Texas. Sounds like quite the plane ride home. Did you have to sign anything while acting as witness?? Crazy. We went to NYC last week and were a little lapse about diaper changing b/c we were out of our normal routine. I was peed on so many times!! Not quite as gross as what happened to you. Good luck with the surgery in a few weeks. Keep us updated.