:Wave: We're now in Pittsburgh. If this blog entry is toooo long, I apologize but there's alot to tell - there are many here (you know who you are) who have oodles of questions. To email or pm each of you individually would take me until Kristi graduates from High School (3 years) lol. So.....here's a run down (unless my brain decides to f"art in the middle somewhere):
The flight and things leading up to it were eventful. We obtained new shots and health certificate for Crystal as required by USAirways (though no one EVER asked to see them). The vet gave us some tranquilzers for her as well. We never slept the night before, not even Crystal - we were all wired. At 4:30 am we gave her 1/4 of pill as
prescribed by the vet. It was sad but also funny to watch the pill take affect. However, it totally did not work on her. We had to give her another 1/4 at 5:30 which never knocked her out either. Kristi's best friends Elizabeth and Alina and Elizabeth's Mom, Colleen, drove us to the airport and went as far as the security checkpoint with us. There were tears and we were off to get scanned. I had my wheelchair. They wanted me to remove my shoes and AFO to walk through - as that was not an option for me, I walked through and then was permitted to sit in my wc and be "swabbed". Kristi and Crystal were not permitted near me until I was "cleared". Kristi had to carry Crystal through as her carrier had to be cleared.
During the flight we had to give Crystal 2 more 1/4's of the meds and they still didn't zonk her out. Twice she got the zipper open and popped her head up. Kristi had to fight her back in.
In Pittsburgh, my Bro met us outside the airport after we got our luggage then he drove us HOME. We love the house. My Bro and his friends worked very hard to create a homey atmosphere. As we get settled in, there will be pics added to the gallery.
Only draw back is that I was not provided with the entire truth on the layout of the house. The bedrooms and new bath are on the 2nd floor - 15 steps for me to climb. Right now there is only one railing on the left side. I'm able to manuever the first 13 then Kristi has to help me up last 2 as railing is not long enough. A special railing as been ordered and will be installed Monday on the right side. Coming down is not a problem; I'm just sore as I have not had to climb steps since we sold our townhouse right after the stroke.
Crystal is adjusting so well - she's eating, playing, and being very social with everyone.
As my brain and body are getting tired, must close this out. :out_of_here: