|Signing of the official proclamation|
We are getting ever-so-close to our trip to Florida! We hit a very small glitch this week, as I didn't realize that Tyson's cardiologist would want Tyson to have oxygen readily available to him on the plane ride there. When going through the Make A Wish process, you need a physician referral and we used Tyson's family doctor since he's local. There is a lot of paperwork involved in the process, so we thought a local doctor would be easiest.
Then, just 10 days before the trip, I thought I should definitely be calling Tyson's cardiologist to inform him that we would be out of the country...just to double-check that everything is ok. And he suggested we let the airline know that Tyson will need to have oxygen readily available during the flight, especially during ascending and descending. The thought for O2 never even crossed my mind, since we flew with Tyson when he was 11 months old. The cardiologist said that is because back then, his heart was a 'typical post-Glenn, pre-Fontan heart' whereas now, he's not a 'typical Fontan.' This is because his blood is shunting through his fenestration in the opposite direction than it should be, so he is at a greater risk for decreased oxygen levels during the higher altitudes on the plane. Ooops...that's what I get for doing the referral process with his local dr instead of through Sick Kids.
Thankfully, we were able to get the appropriate paperwork filled out for this, and Tyson's cardiac clinic nurse at Sick Kids was happy and willing to expedite the process for us. *Phew*! Everything is now in place, and as a result we were able to do seat selection for free and the kids have all been registered in the Air Transat Kids Club for free too (because Tyson's oxygen needs to be turned on and ready to go, they have to put him in a specific seat, so we are all able to have seat selection for free too.) There are some extra perks for the kids being in the Kids Club, so that is cool.
I can't believe our big trip is next week already! We are SO pumped and ready to go!