Yesterday Sam and I flew from Australia to Canada.

Well, I suppose that wouldn’t be quite correct, but there were a lot of similarities.

We started off at 6:15am, we were running a bit late for the flight, but still made it on before it left.  First, we had a 2 hr domestic flight  to Brisbane, then for the main leg of the journey, we had our own first class berth (we were in quarantine), and many stewardesses coming to check up on us and make sure everything was O.K. It was however disappointing that there was no in flight meal ( Sam had to fast for his upcoming surgery) but we kept ourselves occupied with the in flight entertainment system, reading books and playing many rounds of I spy. At one point Sam even fell asleep (helped by the anaesthetist and his white liquid), at which point I was able to go for a walk up and down the aisle to stretch my legs and get a cup of hot chocolate.

One feature that hasn’t made it on to most commercial flights yet, was the pee jar- especially handy when you are sitting near the window and the 2 people beside you both have their tray tables down and you really have to go because you are hooked up to an I.V., which is pumping you full of fluid. Just politely call a stewardess, get a jar, and hand it in when finished. Too easy.

After Sam’s sleep, the stewardesses gave him some more medicine for the next three hours of the flight, and then we were able to transfer back to domestic, making sure to bring with us the complimentary bag of needles, goggles and gloves, that they provide for your comfort on the flight. The last domestic leg was a bit longer than the first, as we had to refuel halfway, giving Sam and I a chance to grab a pizza. 15 hours after we had left, we both stumbled up the steps (Sam had more reason to, as he had a new insuflon port thingy which had just been inserted in his leg) and we flopped down on our beds exhausted.

AAAHH, Canada at last!

2 thoughts on “Flying

  1. I love your posts. I know how exhausting and stressful a long flight is. I also know that your day was even harder. But the comparison to a common event probably makes it less insurmountable. God bless you guys.

  2. This is so awesome! I love how you guys are blessing your beautiful boy by making this time an adventure rather than a traumatic event. I know that when my sister was sick and in and out of wards for months on end there was so much confusion that any kind of fun distraction was a welcome relief and those are the memories I treasure as an adult 🙂 bless you guys, SO with you in heart and in my prayers. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do- ever! xxx Ely

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