Visit Rebekah's Page to get updates, read messages and send messages to Rebekah and her family through comments. This is a public "diary" of a family whose little girl started a battle with inoperable cancer in April 2005. In December 2007 our house burned down. And in September 2009 Mommy was diagnosed with a terminal disease (a genetic form of ALS) that took her to Heaven in July, 2011, leaving Daddy and two young girls to make it on their own. Over several years of ups and downs, you will get into our hearts, minds and souls as we share joys and sorrows. It can sometimes be very difficult to read. We hope it is also uplifting. Please find joy in what you read here.
____________________________________

Friday, October 16, 2009



In Atlanta

Thank you Darlene for the prayers - you should have started earlier! It was quite an adventure getting here. We woke up late. Not sure if the alarm never went off or if Mommy shut it off in her sleep. Thankfully, we were only about 10 minutes later leaving home than we had planned. We got onto the flight, backed away from the terminal and stopped. A warning light had come on in the cockpit and they needed to have it checked out. We went back to the gate and the maintenance people looked at it and determined that we would not be able to fly as they wouldn't be able to maintain cabin pressure. So off the plane we went.

Then, we had to wait as they tried to rebook everyone on other flights. With already full flights scheduled and an entire plane full of passengers, it took quite some time. Finally an hour and a half later, they had booked us on another airline to Denver and then back to their airline for the trip from Denver to Atlanta. But we didn't have bording passes or seat assignments. Daddy had to go back out to the ticket counter to try to deal with that while Mommy waited at the gate. Even still, we had to wait for seat assignments because they wanted to move us forward, but couldn't until the passenger in the seat where they wanted to put us had checked in. We went and got some lunch and waited for the time to board. They did finally get us moved forward.

We landed in Atlanta a little before midnight Atlanta time. It should have been around 6:30pm if we had made our original flights. We were transported to the hotel and eventually made it to bed. I tried to remind myself that it wasn't that late West Coast time, so going to bed at 10pm Pacific wasn't bad, but getting up at 6am Eastern was a bit difficult.

We had breakfast at the hotel and then took a taxi to the hospital. We have met with the doc here and he has done some testing. Doc here agrees with the diagnosis - which really isn't any surprise. We have a full day of tests and procedues and are really just getting started. Then we need to be back tomorrow morning for a little bit more before heading home. Both of us are tired and fighting colds, but we're hanging in.

5 Shared:

At Friday, October 16, 2009 7:51:00 AM, Blogger Debbie Left a thought...

Thinking of you...

 
At Friday, October 16, 2009 7:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Praying for you both.

 
At Friday, October 16, 2009 8:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Left a thought...

Keeping you in my prayers as you go through this testing and as you travel back home. Hugs to you both. Aunt Annie

 
At Saturday, October 17, 2009 6:50:00 PM, Anonymous joditucker Left a thought...

praying for all of you from OH, too.....Jodi

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 4:51:00 PM, Blogger Mamasita Left a thought...

I had planned to try to come see you guys while you were here in Atlanta, but I don't think it's gonna happen.

So sorry.

I hope you all have a safe trip

 

Post a Comment


Thank you from Rebekah...

Back to Rebekahs home page...