Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nightmare in Asheville......Part I

My baby 3 hours before being rushed to emergency room
see what being around nature does to my kid
always happen when you are traveling why why why....You have this vision that it is going to be a fun  time except for the dreaded plane ride with a toddler and when the plane ride for the first 1/2 was torture you figured when you finally got to your destination that it would all get better. So WRONG so f*cking wrong it not even funny. The wedding in North Carolina has become the trip from hell. Besides the shitty ass airline travel {I hate hate you United}. From now on if Virgin Airline does not fly to the destination I will not be traveling anywhere. Take note United you want to know how a good, on time, clean, friendly customer service airline works go get some tips from Virgin they are the best.  Also no offense to the peeps in Chicago but your airport SUCKS I have been to it many times and when I heard we had to go through their to our final destination I wanted to stick forks up my nose. We finally got to North Carolina with one cranky, sick toddler and one super pissed off mommy. Once again traveling with toddlers SUCK donkey balls and I will not be doing another plane trip with her until she is 4 or 5. We will be doing road trips until she is old enough to "get" it.  I am not saying this because my child is super good because I am the first to tell you when my child is an a**hole but my child is a pretty good even mild mannered kid. All that shit went out the window when she stepped foot on the plane the first 1/2 hour was pure hell. It's like they know you cant really discipline them properly so they just lose their f*cking minds.

Our child had a slight cold when we left and I thought to myself and then vocalized to my husband that I had a feeling in my gut that this trip was not going to end well.....and what happened it did not end well. It ended with my daughter GG in the emergency room is some strange town in an unfamiliar state. Because my daughters cold escalated to full on viral infection she was so congested and full if crude that she could no breath her fever was through the roof because she felt so sick she was not drinking fluids which causes dehydration.  She was listless and had not life and energy left in her body and she was not breathing normally. Super concerned we headed to the hospital. Now I am not particular fond of emergency rooms like I am sure most people are not but this one was particular scary. Their were allot of big ass security guards and some super shady looking people. I also noticed allot of people who were wearing surgical face masks - is their a zombie apocalypse that I am not aware of?  When I asked the nurses they informed me that they have had huge respiratory viruses in the area because of the weird weather the plants/trees are shooting some really potent pollen in the air and making it really hard for people to breath. Husband and I spent 5 hours in the emergency room they were worried because of the high fever and because she was not drinking they had to give her most of the fever reducers through her cute little butt. They also ran chest x rays to make sure her lungs were clear which they were. I felt so bad for GG she looked so helpless and just what a shitty beginning to a trip that was supposed to be fun.  This also sucked for the bride because GG was supposed to be a flower girl and by the looks of GG she was probably not going to be able to make it.
Once we were done and we were ready to be released we were placed into a room to wait for check out.  While in this room this is what I got to stare at.....WTF really really? A whole scary as shit board all about the dangers of bed bugs. I then looked to my left and they had a scary ass board on strokes I could not even take a picture of it because it was that freaky all I wanted to do was get the hell out of there like now.....We got her to the hotel room and started to give her meds. I was not able to make the rehearsal dinner but I needed to make sure she got better so she could make the wedding.

To be continued........

8 comments:

ana said...

O.M.G. - hope everything turns out ok... or at least better!

Ronni said...

Aww give that baby a hug for me. And here's a hug for you too. {{{hug}}}

Did you go thru O Hare? If so, I'm sorry. That airport does suck. Midway is so much better. I try to avoid O Hare if I can.

Jo said...

HOLY SH*T. What a nightmare. We actually had to take Maya to the emergency room last week, too, for a sky-high fever that wouldn't respond to medication. So I feel your pain. Although I think your trip to the ER was worse than mine. But I hope you're happy at least that everyone was wearing a face mask! NONE of the sick-*ss people at our ER wore one. Grrrr.

thechunkygoddess.com said...

oh my dear lawd -- ya poor thing & especially poor GG!
the er is my least fave place on the planet & especially so in a sttrange city & with a sick kiddo!

hope this story has a semi-happy ending at least!!!

xxoo

Lady Goo Goo Gaga said...

Oh god that sounds so stressful!!!

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

OH SHIT....you had to fly to NC with a sick toddler?! Poor little GG:( Can't believe that was in the hospital....freaking! Hope things got better.

Caffeinated OC Mommy said...

Oh Darling... I'm so sorry... Blowing kisses your way... XXXXXX

Katie Norris said...

You poor thing! And poor GG! Great, now you have me all nervous...we are headed to the beach in a few weeks with the kids!! Yikes!! :-)

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