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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Kenny Chesney and a Hotel Stay

For years Brian and I have gone to see Kenny Chesney when he comes to Pittsburgh. Of course, when Caleb was sick and in the hospital we didn't go, but we are planning on going this year. It is an all day concert on Saturday and Brian and I are going to try to go see as much as we can. Needless to say, it is not like we can leave Caleb at home in Wheeling, an hour away, with a babysitter as there is a lot to take care of and we would feel safer if he was closer to us while we were at the concert. So we asked Caleb's transplant/immunology doctor, Dr. Markert, if she thought it would be safe for him to stay in a hotel, so he could be near to us while we are at the concert. She said it would be fine for him to stay in a hotel. So we are very excited! We were originally thinking about going Friday and Saturday, but with the limited vacancies and the expense of the available hotels, we decided to go up early Saturday morning and pray we can get an early check-in. Of course, I will go into the room before he goes in and spray it down with Lysol so it is 'clean' and then we will take our disinfecting wipes to wipe stuff down. Hopefully, the hotel will allow us to do an early check in so I can get the room 'cleaned' and him and my parents settled before going to the concert. My mom and dad are going to babysit while we are at the concert. I have to admit that I am a bit nervous as this is the first time he is staying somewhere other than in our home. But, I will feel more at ease knowing he is closer in case of any emergencies. We will try to stay 'clean' from the point we leave home until we check in and then Brian and I will shower when we come back to the hotel from the concert to disinfect ourselves, just like we do when we leave the house. As always, we will keep Caleb protected in transit via his rain cover bubble we put over his stroller. He doesn't cooperate with the wearing of a mask, so the rain cover works well also. This will definitely be a whole new experience, and probably nerve-wracking, until we get him settled and in the room. But maybe this can be one smaller step towards normal.
So right now I am in the middle of packing. I already have one suitcase for medical supplies only...wow!
I will let you all know how the experience goes ...

Thanks for checking in!

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb!!


The Claytons said...

I hope you have a great time and that everything goes well for you! I am so glad that you are able to take him with you and let him stay in the hotel!


ellen charge said...

WOW update on how all this goes and ake pics pls

Ed Munoz said...

Have a great time and hopefully he will do well! He'll be in great hands, so relax and enjoy a little Sun City Carnival Tour!!!

Amy, Mike and Ben Russo said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well... I'm sure it will. I can only imagine the stress in planning this. But, I do think you are right and it will be worth it. Have fun!
And I love all the updates and pics of Caleb in the previous post.

Eva Nichole said...

Wow that is exciting!! Maybe you can call the hotel and see if they can get you and early check in if you explain what you are doing and all about Caleb.
I hope you have a great time!!
Crystal and Eva