PLEASE HELP! Sick kid. Cruise leaves tomorrow.

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  1. Cisco0214

    Cisco0214 Earning My Ears

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    I would not use the scooter for long. Try to get her to walk some too...that is if she was in good shape before for a 16 year old. Have fun
     
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  3. DebbieOBX

    DebbieOBX Mouseketeer

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    ~Dreams really do come true~

    I feel better knowing so many cared, and that both of you are doing better.

    : )
     
  4. cinjam

    cinjam When will we go again???? Why in April, of course!

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    I've been lurking since you posted Saturday morning. I am so happy that things are looking up for you. You daughter sounds like an awesome kid. Hope things continue to improve for you!! Cindy
     
  5. stichandangel

    stichandangel Earning My Ears

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    Today I got a chance to hang out with them. And all I can say is I'm so happy I'm helping them. They were both amazingly sweet and welcoming. The daughter in bed just shining a smile and you could see her motivation to get better kick into over drive. And I've never meet such a selfless family before. All they want is for her to feel better and enjoy the rest of their vacation. And I cannot wait to see them again before they leave to see how she is doing.
     
  6. mad madam mim78

    mad madam mim78 DIS Veteran

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    So glad things are getting better. NOW let your memories begin!:thumbsup2
     
  7. Lollipop's Mom

    Lollipop's Mom <font color=teal>Special trip with your little one

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    Thanks everyone. We scooted over to French quarter and the fresh air felt amazing. We love this resort. It's amazing how good fresh air felt after being cooped up in a hotel or hospital room for days. She managed to et a very tiny bit tonight.
     
  8. figment52

    figment52 <font color=royalblue>Oh man, I checked out the we

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    I've been followng since the first day. I'm so happy your daughter is feeling better. You both need to rest now and gain your strength back.
     
  9. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

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    Is the insurance company being cooperative? What do they say to do about your cruise?
     
  10. believinthemagic

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    I've been following along on this thread but haven't posted until now. Just wanted to say I'm so glad to hear that your daughter is feeling better. We were on the fantasy last month and two of our three kids picked up a virus and spent 12 hours vomiting about every half hour. I have to say that the stress of just that one day was hard enough...I can only begin to imagine the stress you've been through over these last days.

    Like you we found that Disney CM are so very helpful when you are in need. Poor housekeeping had to come to our room at 1AM and completely change the bed when my 6 yr old didn't get up before she lost it :( we also got a call the next day from guest services asking how they were feeling.

    Hope you can begin to enjoy things. Take Care :)
     
  11. Blanche_Neige

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    I am soo glad to hear she is doing better. Also glad that your were able to make lemonade when lemons were thrown at you, as the saying goes...
    :goodvibes

    Thank you for helping a family in need, people like you restore my faith in people. You are truly an amazing person :hug:

    sounds like you got excellent service too. Or maybe I was the unlucky one... A few years ago, my son was also sick while at the resort unfortunately we had to wait hrs for the maid to bring extra sheets, blanket, towel, garbage bags. They just brought extra, did not come in to clean. We end up cleaning the bathroom floor with shampoo (thankfully he "missed" the carpet).

    A long sleepless night, missed Cinderella's Royal Table the next day :sad1:, DH took twins to the park while I stayed in the room with DS. Then my back went out :scared1: couldn't move for 2 days!! Not once did we hear from GS.
     
  12. Lollipop's Mom

    Lollipop's Mom <font color=teal>Special trip with your little one

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    Insurance said we are covered. It's all good that way.
    I'm glad I've had a place to come and vent and share.
    I knew people here could guide me. I've helped a stranded family from the dis who had a purse stolen, no Id, and boarding a cruise to Alaska in 2 days. I got them a hotel room and drove them around to get what they needed. This was nearly 2 years ago now. It's a great community. I never expected to be "adopted" by stitchandangel, but am so truly thankful to him for his help and support. Also all of you just letting me know I have people to talk to. 5000 miles from home with my daughter so ill that by the time 911 arrived she was barely responsive and eyes rolling back in her head is pretty damn scary! We have decided to take a very slow day looking around Dtd and maybe go see a movie at amc, as that doesn't require any energy :)
     
  13. NWmom

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    Glad things are getting better.

    When was your original return date?
     
  14. Lollipop's Mom

    Lollipop's Mom <font color=teal>Special trip with your little one

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    After the cruise this Saturday. We decided just to keep that flight.
     
  15. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    Did you have any problems renting a scooter for her? Our 16-yr-old (healthy!) grand dtr wants to rent one for Disneyland next month so she can keep up with her old grand parents who will both be driving scooters. I want to tell her that she has to be 18, which is the normal minimum age, and I hope she can't get around it.
     
  16. Lollipop's Mom

    Lollipop's Mom <font color=teal>Special trip with your little one

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    I didn't even say her age. Just ordered it. Never occurred to me. I used apple as they are allowed to leave with bell services and many others are not.
     
  17. Lollipop's Mom

    Lollipop's Mom <font color=teal>Special trip with your little one

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    I did find out insurance will only cover 3 nights for trip interruption. No big deal, but just info for others out there who may land in this situation. This is what visa is for lol lol.
     
  18. Started With a Mouse

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    Don't do it. You may be taking away one from someone who truly needs it.
     
  19. redenvelope

    redenvelope Earning My Ears

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    I just wanted to share our experience that happened last fall. It was to be our first time on the Dream (4 days Bahamas). We had just spent several awesome days at WDW parks and we stayed at the POP Century.

    The night before the cruise, we ate at the POP Century food court. My son specifically had the fried chicken and I had pizza. He was fine until about six am the morning of the cruise. He was vomiting and had diarreah. I was freaking out but so very worried about my child's health. I immediately called my insurance company (ALLIANZ), and DCL.

    As my son's conditioned wasn't looking good, he was lethargic and sleepy and was still vomitting intermittently. He could barely get out of bed. I made the decision to fly back home and re-do the cruise when he was better. We don't have a lot of money, but like you, I also saved for a long time for the cruise, but I just wanted my son to get well. What's the use of getting on the ship and your child is sick?

    DLC came to the POP and asked us both questions about how my son's suddenly became so sick. DCL personnel decided that we should be placed on private car and ride to Port Canaveral. Once at at the port, my son was assesed by the ship's medical team and we were denied boarding. I was ok with this, because I just wanted to return home at get my child better - and he agreed as well.

    Because of the insurance that I purchased with my Disney Cruise, we were given a cruise credit to cruise whenever and wherever Disney sailed to. DCL picked up the taxi cab back to MCO and picked up the hotel tab for our overnight stay at the Hyatt MCO (Great Hotel!!!).

    However, I did have to pay out of my own pocket extra money ($500) to purchase new returning flight tickets for us both.

    In the end, Allianz reimbursed me for the $500. In two months, we set sail on the Dream. The only costs that I had to include for our I will however look into purchasing extended travel insurance or just see how much more it covers us in such a situation like we had last September.

    I sure wish you and your child all the best and that you both get to sail on your Disney cruise very soon. ~redenvelope



    Pop Century 2012, Sheraton Vistana 2011, Sheraton Vistana 2006, All Star Sports 1986

    Future Cruise: Disney Dream April 2013 Bahamas
     
  20. NWDAD

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    Glad to see She is better. Know that you are still in our prayers.

    Kevin
     
  21. MistressMerryweather

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    Scooter rentals are for whoever wants to use them. It is not solely a handicap service.
     

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