Thank you everyone for your kind and generous donations toward helping us with our flying challenges. Maggie and I are very touched by your generosity. Gosh, thank you. But here’s a funny twist. Gratitude aside, please hold off on your gifts. While every single one is very, very appreciated, we think they may be unnecessary for right now. The volunteer agency Angel Flights is living up to their name. They have arranged for volunteer pilots to fly Maggie to and from Houston next week at no cost to us. They are even working on covering ground transportation in Houston so that she can get to and from the airport. Crazy cool. Of course, there’re some caveats.
The flights are limited to good weather days only and can be canceled last minute with little warning. Our plan is to use Southwest as our backup plan. Six non-stop flights leave about two hours apart for Houston via Southwest. We may have a few morning scrambles but, hey, what’s a backup plan for if not to be unexpectedly put in play. For you who have already sent flight certificates or gifts, these backup flights is how they’ll be used.
Of course, any flights back to Austin that are canceled are less time-sensitive since she doesn’t have an important needle with her name on it waiting at the other end of the flight. My welcome-back hugs and kisses can wait for hours, rain or shine.
We don’t know for certain that Angel Flights will be a dependable option for us as of yet. But for right now, let’s see what happens. And, again, thank you very, very much.
Now, in other news…..
Maggie is back home. She missed her 4:40PM flight yesterday so she caught the last flight out of Houston. It was late leaving so she didn’t get into my warm car until just after 11PM, tired and cold. We came home, got ready for bed and just before turning out the lights she gave the toilet a good night vomit. The romance is gone.
This morning she’s got a new pain toward her back. We think it’s more of the same caused by her swollen liver rubbing up against her diaphragm. We threw a steroid pill at the problem and she’s staying in bed and very still. Hopefully the steriods will continue to provide the same amazing benefits we’ve seen in the past.
All-in-all, her spirit is good. She has smiles on and off but they are forced smiles when the pain is bothering her. No kidding. Me, I’m on and off, too. But at least, for now, we can be on and off together. Things are just a whole lot better when we are together.