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PLEASE HELP! Sick kid. Cruise leaves tomorrow.

Discussion in 'Coping and Compassion' started by DCLMOM13, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Green Tea

    Green Tea <font color=green>I don't do hatchets<br><font col

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    Your credit card used to purchase the flight may offer travel insurance for this. Call the number on the back of the card.
     
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  3. lilpooh108

    lilpooh108 DIS Veteran

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    OP-- if you are still reading this, call your airline after you get to the hospital. Depending on the airline, they will waive the change fee in extreme circumstances so long as you have documentation from the hospital.

    This happened to my daughter on our 2nd trip to WDW and 1st after getting off the cruise ship. She caught RSV. We called from Celebration before she was transferred to Orlando Children's hospital and they waived it provided we could fax in docs.

    BTW---DEHYDRATION is very serious. Make sure you go to Downtown Orlando Children's hospital. Celebration cannot do much for you if it is that serious. They DO NOT have a pediatric unit and therefore they don't have the appropriate equipment. We found out the hard way and wasted 5 hours plus an ambulance fee for the transfer, from costs from both hospitals. :mad:
     
  4. DisneyFans222

    DisneyFans222 There's a Mouse in our House :)

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    I did not go with DCL trip insurance. I purchased the "Gold" plan with TravelGuard and it covers everything. Also, you can purchase it after you have made your final cruise payment, unlike DCL where they require you to purchase on or before your final payment date. It is reasonably priced, especially considering the high cost of a Disney cruise...and :yay:Bonus: There is no cost to insure kids!:thumbsup2
     
  5. ruadisneyfan2

    ruadisneyfan2 DIS Veteran

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    I'm not certain it's a Fantasy cruise; I was assuming that because of a Saturday sailing. The Dream sails Sundays & Thursdays.

    As a side note, here's some facts on Norovirus:

    http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/about/transmission.html

    http://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/preventing-infection.html
     
  6. MDennis28

    MDennis28 Mouseketeer

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    So sorry this is happening. Keep us posted so we know how to pray. We are all pulling for you!
     
  7. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    I would imagine that travel insurance would only cover the flights if you didn't actually take them. Since the OP did take the first flight, no matter what the experience with illness was during the flight, and presumably will need to take the return flight to get home, I wouldn't expect to be reimbursed for this.
     
  8. OHDanceMom73

    OHDanceMom73 Earning My Ears

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    Poor Thing :( Glad you did the right there and put your child first. As others have said, if the vomiting has been this long she needs to be seen ASAP. I know it is alot of money but in the end it is only money and your childs health comes first. Disney will do the right thing and help out as much as they came, deep breathes and focus on your child, the rest will fall into to place.
     
  9. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    not true...Norovirus is shed as long as 72 hrs or more after symptoms stop. Hence why healthcare workers are not allowed back to work immediately after they stop vomiting or having diarrhea! You know the same virus that makes some cruise ship travel such fun!

    CANCEL the trip. What are you going to do if you start to get sick like your daughter did (not saying it will happen but it very well may). Even if she has stopped getting sick, she is still weak , and your first few days (at least) are not going to live up to your dream trip.
     
  10. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    OH! AND I THINK that the DCL insurance may have something about "medical evacuation" and "medical reimbursement" for things like staying put while sick but it may only be once the cruise has started (and if you are on it). I would have to look at our plan but I don't have it handy. Please look at your policy for something like this! It may be some hope for you.
     
  11. pequele

    pequele Some people think they are cool because they can h

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    hand sanitizer is useless against Norovirus (provided it is that). We are talking about an organism that requires surfaces be cleaned with bleach hence why it is so easily spread in places like cruise ships and healthcare facilities. Most don't use a cleaning product made of bleach but instead of some other chemicals which do not have efficacy against Norovirus.

    In fact, YES! And a doctor should know that spreading lies about needing a fever to spread anything does not help the public. A fever is the body's way of fighting off something that the body does not think belongs in the body (yes you can have a fever with autoimmune disease, which is where your body fights its healthy cells, and just because you have a fever does not mean you can spread anything to anyone in this particular case). BUT the body can shed organisms that are dangerous to others while the host does not have a fever. Ever heard of Typhoid Mary? Asymptomatic carries (ie people who do not appear sick) CAN AND JUST MIGHT spread disease at any time! I can't believe a doctor would say you cannot spread disease when you do not have a fever! :sad2::scared1:
     
  12. ruadisneyfan2

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    Would this fall under "trip interruption"? I don't know; I've always bought ins as a package that covers cruise, air, and anything prepaid such as precruise hotel stays booked at a non-refundable price.
     
  13. crundell

    crundell Mouseketeer

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    OP, I hope your child is ok. You haven't posted in quite a while so I am thinking you must have taken her to the ER, please let us know how she and you are when you have a chance. Praying everything is ok.
     
  14. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    It possibly would help with additional costs for any healthcare and transport not covered by your own health insurance, but since they are still in the U.S. that should be covered. Now the additional days at a hotel while recooping might have been part of the coverage.

    The previous poster who reference being sick on the ship, yes, if you are quarantined while on the cruise then you would be reimbursed if your policy covered it for the days the child & one adult were confined to the room.

    Hoping that the OP's DD is doing better this afternoon and at least the symptoms are under control.
     
  15. I❤MICKEY

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    OP - saying a prayer for you and your DD. I can't imagine what you must be going through. :(
     
  16. AZMermaid

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    I hope she is ok! No idea on the refund situation, but I am thinking about you guys, what a nightmare!
     
  17. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    So sorry this has happened. I certainly hope that you took your daughter to the ER. Our granddaughter had this a couple weeks ago and was a very sick little girl.
     
  18. Lollipop's Mom

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

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    I am the op. I couldn't get logged in earlier. I haven't read all messages but here is where we are at. My gut told me something more was going on and we needed help. I'm extremely glad I listened to my gut. We were brought to the hospital and she has a super flu that had her so dehydrated she needed 3 bags of fluids. The flu caused a massive UTI as well and she had iv antibiotics. They figure by Monday she will be back to herself. Disney is taking care of us. Put us in akl club level so she can get better and I have easy access to some food. Hoping by tues we can salvage and go take slow days at the parks.
     
  19. floridaminnie

    floridaminnie <font color=CC00FF> WDW is my 2nd home and working

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    So happy to hear this and hope she has a speedy recovery!
     
  20. 3princessMommy

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    I'm soooooo sorry this happened!! But thank goodness she's getting better and Disney is taking care of you.

    Be sure to file with the insurance and continue to work with Disney. This time wasn't the time for the cruise, but you'll get there and it will be perfect when you do!

    Best wishes and a speedy recovery!:goodvibes
     
  21. scarlett24

    scarlett24 Dreamin' of Disney

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    So glad to hear you guys are safe and being well taken care of by Disney. It would be really scary to be at sea or in a foreign country and feel sick. I bet once she is feeling better, you guys are going to have a great time in the parks. You can reschedule your cruise for another date and be able to fully enjoy it. Just think, in a day or two, she will be all smiles again. Sounds like you are making the best of it. Been thinking about you guys all day.
     

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