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ending of a vacation gone wrong!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Our family vacation to NY to visit family was cursed from the start! We never do anything easy because my husband is crazy!!

We drove from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale on Friday 7/1 , arrived around 8pm and met up with his parents for dinner. The next morning we decided to visit some of his family members from NY visiting disney world so we drove the 2 hours to get there stayed there until 12am got home at 2am to have to get up by 4:30 to get a flight to NY. We got there and my 2 year old was exhausted!! Bad weather add an hour to our flight because they took a different route to bypass the weather ( I am all for safety! Do what you gotta do to get me there alive!!)

So we arrive at JFK luggage machine not working, get into the car and the traffic was horrible, we were in the care for 3.5 hours so we could make it to my uncles 60 birthday party. Rained all day, fireworks cancelled. 4th of July had no fireworks either :-(

So then it gets bad ( I know I'm just complaining above but everything added up has me ready for a mental breakdown) on Wednesday my mother was making my husband all of his favorite foods (awesome mom) and my daughters were in the pool. Well the little one( my 2yr old) came running in up to my mom at the same time she was removing a huge pot of boiling potatoes, and she spilled it on my daughters head. My poor baby! it was a horrible experience and I kept it together putting water on her head and rushing her to the emergency room. She is such a trooper and so brave (probably from her 5 other surgeries) she just whimpered a little and let them do what they had to do. I told them that it fell on her scalp too but they said it was fine just her left forehead and cheek. Really bad burn, it hurts to look at her. So no sun, no water, and a visit to the plastic surgeon as soon as we get home.

well the next day I gave her a shower ( not allowed to get her face wet) and was washing her hair and she said ouch! so I felt a lump, her scalp is all blistered!!! and I just got it wet!!! so we put medicine on that too. This is when I didn't stay calm anymore...this is the start of my breakdown. Why didn't they look!! why didn't they clear away the hair from the forehead that now has it stuck on!! why did they not clean the wound!! sick to my stomach!! my parents said that we needed to get out of the house so after Kenzie went to bed we went a mile from the house for dinner while my brothers listened for her at home.

Well on the mile that it took to get to the restaurant my parents in the car in front and my husband driving their other car behind them we hit a deer! REALLY!! So after the police came and a bumper and headlights are picked up we eat dinner at 10pm and get home.

So finally time to get our flight back to florida and we left four hours before the flight and still hit traffic and bad weather (again) rushing because we are now cutting it extremely close!! We get there (btw we have our 8yr, 2yr, and their 7yr cousin) and the flight is delayed! First for 45min, ok I can handle that (in all reality I would rather be delayed than fly in weather that we shouldn't be flying in) so 6 is now 6:45, than 7:45, 8pm, 8:30, 9pm 9:45, 10:45, 11:45 and finally midnight. The kids are crazy all over the airport, and its packed because all the other flights were cancelled. We were waiting for our plane from Pennsylvania, our pilot from Virginia and crew from somewhere else! My daughter is probably getting every germ imaginable because they told us not to cover the burns because that could cause more infection. we got to the inlaws by 3am ( I am not even going to talk about the turbulence, the worst, I prayed the whole 3 hours)

Now my daughter wants to go to the beach and she isn't allowed in the sun or in the water. Tomorrow we will drive home to Atlanta and to the doctors Monday morning.

Sorry had to vent, I know it sounds like I'm complaining but I'm about to explode!! My child is so active that I have ran after her all day long to make sure she doesn't hit herself (which she did on the plane and bled but there was nothing we could do!)

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    Hang in there!!! Sometimes it's easier to vent to strangers than to family. Sounds like it's been very rough... But at least you can only go "up" from here.
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