Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 01-06-2009, 09:00 AM   #76
mom2lilnick
Mouseketeer
 
mom2lilnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 483

Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaBabe View Post
Currently in Florida, staying about a mile down the road from GKTW. It's sunny and warm. I went over to a couple resorts last night and it was very very quiet - so I hope that bodes well for low crowds in the parks for those of you coming soon.

Tonight, the weather is supposed to change for the worse for a few days, but that only means occasional showers and highs in the upper 60's and low 70's instead of 80's.

Any questions I can research? Might go to Seaworld, later today.

Happy Day!

Did you find out if they are still doing the parents night out? I think my kids are old enough and it would be fun to have a parents night in with some takeout. Any good chinese places around to get take out?
__________________
Amy..

Wife to one amazing guy Jeff
Mom to three wonderful kids..
Kayla, Noah and my wish child Nicholas .

Nick's pre-trip report - http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post28150528
mom2lilnick is offline  
Old 01-06-2009, 09:03 AM   #77
mom2lilnick
Mouseketeer
 
mom2lilnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 483

I am really curious how medical care works.. of course we are getting close and Nick is having some issues asthma wise now. Nick's immuno mentioned that there isn't an immunologist in Orlando but there is one in St Petersburg.

What happens if Nick gets sick or needs to see a dr?
__________________
Amy..

Wife to one amazing guy Jeff
Mom to three wonderful kids..
Kayla, Noah and my wish child Nicholas .

Nick's pre-trip report - http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post28150528
mom2lilnick is offline  
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 01-06-2009, 09:28 AM   #78
maroo
DIS Veteran
 
maroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MS
Posts: 8,042

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmbfan View Post
We have our dates....March 28th thru April 3rd....

It was only a week ago yesterday that our wish granters came to ask Jake about a wish...that was fast...
Yeah!! Dates! I will update the link to your pre-TR in the first post on this thread...with your dates! Are you staying at GKTW??


Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2lilnick View Post
I am really curious how medical care works.. of course we are getting close and Nick is having some issues asthma wise now. Nick's immuno mentioned that there isn't an immunologist in Orlando but there is one in St Petersburg.

What happens if Nick gets sick or needs to see a dr?
Well, we have some experience with this one! yikes.

If it is during the day, on a weekday, they have a doctor that will see any Wish child at his office for FREE! I assume he is a family physician or internal medicine? Not sure if he is a specialist. But evidently GKTW uses him a lot, so I am sure he knows folks he could call to consult, if needed.

When Lauren got sick, it was at night, so we took her to Celebration Hospital, which is down 192 from GKTW, I think. Probably a 15 min drive?? They can give you directions from GKTW. There are other hospitals to choose from, as well.

They took GREAT care of Lauren. They are used to dealing with out of state insurance companies, as well, so that should help anyone that needs it. Not sure about Canadian Wish Kids, though! (They will treat them, of course...but I doubt they can bill a Canadian insurance? Is there even a Canadian insurance? Or is it government? I digress!!)

But...that is all I know about Medical. You can also pre-arrange treatments, if needed. Dialysis, infusions, etc, can be pre-planned and given at a medical facility, too. But you will need to talk to GKTW about that in advance, if possible.
maroo is offline  
Old 01-06-2009, 07:43 PM   #79
mindymouse1
Mouseketeer
 
mindymouse1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 127

I finally did a little update with PICTURES from our Big Give package

The kids were so excited as I think you will see by the looks on their faces. I am attempting to post a link for you:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....2035322&page=2


I will worry about making it look like a nicer link next time.


Thanks again everyone!!!
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]



Clint's make a wish trip PTR Link


Me- ,DD10- , DS4-
Numerous childhood visits.
Shades of Green (9 days) - March 2005
Offsite (1 wk)- Jan 2007
Clint's Make A Wish Trip (GKTW) - Feb 2009
mindymouse1 is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 03:12 AM   #80
macntosh
Wonders if the Tag Fairy is still around?
 
macntosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,376

With everything happening to everyone else I feel silly posting, but I just had to give Aidan some extra O's tonight for the first time in quite a few months. He is fighting a nasty head cold and without his Trach anymore we are having difficulty getting the mucus out. He is clogged and miserable, but finally sleeping. The problem is that he can't get much air through the plugged nose and doesn't really mouth breath yet. Please add him to your lists, we do not want to end up in a hospital and putting back in a Trach.

mm
macntosh is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 06:57 AM   #81
llurgy
DIS Veteran
 
llurgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bysville, Ohio
Posts: 585

Quote:
Originally Posted by macntosh View Post
With everything happening to everyone else I feel silly posting, but I just had to give Aidan some extra O's tonight for the first time in quite a few months. He is fighting a nasty head cold and without his Trach anymore we are having difficulty getting the mucus out. He is clogged and miserable, but finally sleeping. The problem is that he can't get much air through the plugged nose and doesn't really mouth breath yet. Please add him to your lists, we do not want to end up in a hospital and putting back in a Trach.

mm
Sending prayers and best wishes to Aidan.
Hope his nose gets cleared up and that he can breathe properly again, we dont need him back on that nasty Trach
__________________
Becca's Make-A-Wish report

www.schtabs.com

Becca's MAW/GKTW/Disney Trip was January 21st to January 27th 2009
Me ...... David ...... Becca
llurgy is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 07:11 AM   #82
mom2lilnick
Mouseketeer
 
mom2lilnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 483

Praying for Aidan, that is scary. I hope everything went okay last night.
__________________
Amy..

Wife to one amazing guy Jeff
Mom to three wonderful kids..
Kayla, Noah and my wish child Nicholas .

Nick's pre-trip report - http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post28150528
mom2lilnick is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 07:43 AM   #83
maroo
DIS Veteran
 
maroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MS
Posts: 8,042

Quote:
Originally Posted by macntosh View Post
With everything happening to everyone else I feel silly posting, but I just had to give Aidan some extra O's tonight for the first time in quite a few months. He is fighting a nasty head cold and without his Trach anymore we are having difficulty getting the mucus out. He is clogged and miserable, but finally sleeping. The problem is that he can't get much air through the plugged nose and doesn't really mouth breath yet. Please add him to your lists, we do not want to end up in a hospital and putting back in a Trach.

mm
Definitely praying for Aidan!!!!

Please don't ever feel like we have too much going on to share... I have LOTS of time to pray...many stoplights...sitting on hold...Oh, I digress!!!!

That does sound very scary. Please keep us posted!!
maroo is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 07:49 AM   #84
maroo
DIS Veteran
 
maroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MS
Posts: 8,042

Water, Water, Water...

A hint for Disney...


WATER...


This was buried in my TR...but I want to make sure all of the Wish families are aware of this.

Water is FREE in Disney. You can go to any counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of ice water and they will give it to you for FREE. PS: It isn't free at Sea World. Not sure about Universal.

This is not something that they advertise...

We used this "service" a lot. We brought a small snack for each person and requested water for each person and had a "free" snack during the day. This will help stretch that expense check.

This is also very helpful for taking medicine...so you don't have to spend $3 on a drink that you won't even finish.

It helped us stay hydrated without having to carry around water bottles all day. You could carry a water bottle and fill it up with the ice water, though.

And you are right... THAT was RANDOM!!

Just a random thought from Maroo...
maroo is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 07:54 AM   #85
llurgy
DIS Veteran
 
llurgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bysville, Ohio
Posts: 585

Quote:
Originally Posted by maroo View Post
A hint for Disney...


WATER...


This was buried in my TR...but I want to make sure all of the Wish families are aware of this.

Water is FREE in Disney. You can go to any counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of ice water and they will give it to you for FREE. PS: It isn't free at Sea World. Not sure about Universal.

This is not something that they advertise...

We used this "service" a lot. We brought a small snack for each person and requested water for each person and had a "free" snack during the day. This will help stretch that expense check.

This is also very helpful for taking medicine...so you don't have to spend $3 on a drink that you won't even finish.

It helped us stay hydrated without having to carry around water bottles all day. You could carry a water bottle and fill it up with the ice water, though.

And you are right... THAT was RANDOM!!

Just a random thought from Maroo...
Very Random Mary, but very, very useful information.

I will store it under '"RandomRoo's on my list of things to remember. Thanks!!

Mandy
__________________
Becca's Make-A-Wish report

www.schtabs.com

Becca's MAW/GKTW/Disney Trip was January 21st to January 27th 2009
Me ...... David ...... Becca
llurgy is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 08:27 AM   #86
keetmommy
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 375

Ok here is an early question if she chooses Disney 'Do we have to make our own reservations for dinners? We are just waiting on the doctor to get the paper work and approve us...then we can start the fun part...

Hope Aidan's cold gets better...
keetmommy is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 10:38 AM   #87
zeppy68
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 124

Quote:
Originally Posted by keetmommy View Post
Ok here is an early question if she chooses Disney 'Do we have to make our own reservations for dinners? We are just waiting on the doctor to get the paper work and approve us...then we can start the fun part...

Hope Aidan's cold gets better...
If you want to eat in the parks or any where in disney you do need to make your own dinner reservations.
zeppy68 is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 12:26 PM   #88
llurgy
DIS Veteran
 
llurgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bysville, Ohio
Posts: 585

To all wish trippers whom have had rides provided to/from airport.

Does the Wish organization pay for the ride up front or do they allow for the cost in your expense check?

We have to pay our airline for the first piece of baggage, does anyone know whether or not this is accounted for?

We are still awaiting all of our Wish trip details, itinerary, etc but inquiring minds seem to want to know now and cannot wait

Mandy
__________________
Becca's Make-A-Wish report

www.schtabs.com

Becca's MAW/GKTW/Disney Trip was January 21st to January 27th 2009
Me ...... David ...... Becca
llurgy is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 01:03 PM   #89
mom2lilnick
Mouseketeer
 
mom2lilnick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 483

Quote:
Originally Posted by llurgy View Post
To all wish trippers whom have had rides provided to/from airport.

Does the Wish organization pay for the ride up front or do they allow for the cost in your expense check?

We have to pay our airline for the first piece of baggage, does anyone know whether or not this is accounted for?

We are still awaiting all of our Wish trip details, itinerary, etc but inquiring minds seem to want to know now and cannot wait

Mandy

Well.. not that we have gone yet! but we are getting a limo from home to the airport and it says in Nick's itinerary that tip has already been taken care of for the driver to and from the airport. But.. it says that baggage has been budgeted for in the expense check, so I am assuming we will have to pay for that when we get there.
__________________
Amy..

Wife to one amazing guy Jeff
Mom to three wonderful kids..
Kayla, Noah and my wish child Nicholas .

Nick's pre-trip report - http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post28150528
mom2lilnick is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 02:28 PM   #90
llurgy
DIS Veteran
 
llurgy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bysville, Ohio
Posts: 585

Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2lilnick View Post
Well.. not that we have gone yet! but we are getting a limo from home to the airport and it says in Nick's itinerary that tip has already been taken care of for the driver to and from the airport. But.. it says that baggage has been budgeted for in the expense check, so I am assuming we will have to pay for that when we get there.
So driver fee = tip has already been paid for on yours then.
I am only asking because when reading Ambers TR she mention about her hubby paying the driver and that she was concerned about how much until she realized that it also included the tip.

I guess all MAW chapters are different in the way they do things.

I just read again and realized she said SkyCap. We havent ever used a SkyCap so it didnt register properly SkyCaps are those that trundle your luggage about for you arent they?

Mandy
__________________
Becca's Make-A-Wish report

www.schtabs.com

Becca's MAW/GKTW/Disney Trip was January 21st to January 27th 2009
Me ...... David ...... Becca
llurgy is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
disabilities, gktw, make a wish, maw, wish trip



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: