What are the Chances?? From WDW to Hospital.

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What are the Chances?? From WDW to Hospital.

Since 2012, I've left my happy place at WDW four times and within 24 hours or less ended up going to the hospital for a family member who needed medical attention. Each time it was a different person.

In May 2012 DH and I arrived home and that evening my son called. They were attempting to stop labor. Dr was not successful and my grandson was born 11 weeks prematurely. As he approaches his third birthday you would never know he spent 7 1/2 weeks in the NICU. He is all boy and ornery as the dickens! He was 18 months old for his first visit to WDW in December 2013.

Autumn of 2012 DH and I were in TN on our way home from WDW and found out that his 88 year old mother who lives with us had been taken to the hospital due to a severe flare up of her ulcerative colitis. Dear son and his family including my now five month old grandson were staying with her while we were in FL. We went straight to the hospital.

December 2013. Instead of going with me, our son and his family to celebrate son's 25th birthday at WDW DH decided to stay at home with his beloved Akita puppy due to his hip dysplasia surgery that took place six weeks earlier. Our neighbor's overly aggressive (and might I add, stupid) dog picked a fight with our two 100 pound Akitas. DH tried to break it up. Neighbor's dog thanked my husband for removing the "jaws of death" from his neck by biting the hand that saved him! The open wound fracture required 24 hours of IV antibiotic at the hospital. I received the phone call when we were in KY on our way home. We went to the hospital before unloading our vehicle.

Which brings me to January 2015. Several months earlier, our youngest DD announced her pregnancy. Baby was due in the second week of February. We already had our WDW plans for mid-January and decided to go because first babies are always late.....right??!! laugh Arrived home on January 18 and baby was born January 19, three weeks early!

Oldest DD immediately said that if she ever got pregnant we would NOT go to WDW four weeks prior to her due date. We laughed and said ok. So we made plans to take said DD and her husband to their first Food & Wine Festival in October 2015. Doing a split stay, I booked two bed room villas at Beach Club and Kidani. Because she had been to WDW so many times as a child she was not particularly interested in going but her husband was thrilled! The 180 Day window for this trip is another day or two so I was pressuring them for final approval for ADR's..........then she called to back out of the trip....she said her OB didn't think she should be so far from home on her due date of November 9....check in at BC is October 12. I didn't see the problem.... laugh and asked SIL if he still wanted to go! rolling rolling rolling First babies are always born late.....right??!!

We have some friends who are also DVC owners and asked if they were interested in going with us as our guests. I will be making ADR's on Wednesday after all.

So what do you think folks? Looking at our history what are the chances??!! confused confused eek eek

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laugh I think the other first baby coming early was a fluke. You're totally fine!! biggrin

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You should be fine. If not, well, I can think of lots worse places to be than WDW while somebody is squeezing out something the size of a watermelon. In fact, I can't think of many better places to be under the circumstances.

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While not funny at all, this story made me giggle. I am glad everyone involved is doing well. This sounds like something that would happen to us! When we go on vacations in the winter there is ALWAYS an ice storm in Charleston even if they are not forecasting one, We always catch hell from everyone when we plan trips lol. And one of always gets sick before we go and I panic up until the day we leave and we are better...

I agree with alicemouse, it was a fluke! I think you should go! The string of hospital trips ends here!

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With your track record I would say your chances are between slim and none. But do it anyways it will be fun. laugh

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Hmmmmm, I would say maybe just swing by the hospital on your way home to save some time. (Just joking!)

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Well...while there is nothing fun about the hospital, you could look at it as 4 times it has happened and 4 times things have turned out OK. Think what might have been if you HADN'T been to the world! eek From that perspective, with a 4 for 4 record, I'd say you HAVE to make the trip, given your success record!! laugh

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crazycatperson wrote:
You should be fine. If not, well, I can think of lots worse places to be than WDW while somebody is squeezing out something the size of a watermelon. In fact, I can't think of many better places to be under the circumstances.

This made me LOL so much!

Belinda wrote:
Hmmmmm, I would say maybe just swing by the hospital on your way home to save some time. (Just joking!)

Haha I agree!

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rolling Yep, yep, always late.
Congrats btw way!

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awesome go for it!

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Ok! We are on our way...headed south on I-75, stopping in Tfton,GA for the night before we check into Poly DVC on Monday. muchlove

This time we anticipated this trip with a visit to the E.R. in advance! I took DH to hospital three weeks ago with horrible abdominal pain. Final diagnosis was a double hernia yuck So there will be another visit three weeks after we return to get him fixed. eek

Needless to say I will be handling the luggage until we get there and bell services can take over!

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oHIo wrote:
Ok! We are on our way...headed south on I-75, stopping in Tfton,GA for the night before we check into Poly DVC on Monday. muchlove

This time we anticipated this trip with a visit to the E.R. in advance! I took DH to hospital three weeks ago with horrible abdominal pain. Final diagnosis was a double hernia yuck So there will be another visit three weeks after we return to get him fixed. eek

Needless to say I will be handling the luggage until we get there and bell services can take over!

Safe travels! absolutely no heavy lifting, and have a magical trip!

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Thanks Mousedreaming! Making good time....waving to Atlanta WDWFG members as we go through your fair city! Glad DH is driving, even thought I have done it several time, 10 lanes of traffic still make me a little nervous! eek

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oHIo wrote:
Thanks Mousedreaming! Making good time....waving to Atlanta WDWFG members as we go through your fair city! Glad DH is driving, even thought I have done it several time, 10 lanes of traffic still make me a little nervous! eek

I am much better on a plane, than highways like that. Hopefully, you will be "home" soon! yay

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Hi Ohio! Waving at you in ATL a day late! That ATL traffic is just crazy all the time! mickey

Hope you are there and having fun today!

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Hi Ohio! Waving at you in ATL a day late! That ATL traffic is just crazy all the time! mickey

Hope you are there and having fun today!

Will be there about 3:00 today. Checking in at Poly DVC and hoping to hit Trader Sam's before our fast passes at MK. Jungle Cruise, 7 Dwarves and Buzz Light Year

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Poly! So excited for you. I hope to get in there at some point!

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Always finding new and different things to do. We have been going to WDW since it was just MK! Seven new.... First 24 hour event at MK, staying at Polynesian for first time, breakfast at CRT and BOG, Tokyo Dining, Pirates & Pals Fireworks Cruise (checking it out for future visits with grand children), Hollywod & Vine (or Vile as Figgy would call it laugh) with Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine.

So excited!!! yay yay yay

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Hope you have arrived safely and are having an awesome time! clapping

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Hope you have arrived safely and are having an awesome time! clapping

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On our way home driving on I-75 northbound DH just saw an electronic billboard for a hospital E.R. with a four minute wait! Don't even need a fast pass! laugh

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oHIo wrote:
On our way home driving on I-75 northbound DH just saw an electronic billboard for a hospital E.R. with a four minute wait! Don't even need a fast pass! laugh

Sorry your trip is over. Hopefully, you can squeeze in some time to share pictures with us! Safe travels!

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My photography skills are sadly lacking. But I do have a few. Here is a photo of us from Jedi Mickey's at Hollywood & Vine. (Figgy calls it Hollywood & Vile laugh) It was fun watching all of the interaction between the characters and the guests.

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Great pic! yay

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Has anybody noticed that my ticker has changed? laugh laugh George & Asher were born Monday, August 3. They share a birthday with their Aunt Carrie, their Mommie's sister (and my other daughter) They are doing amazingly well and were only on a ventilators for a couple of days. Not even under the bellirubin lights anymore and less than a week old! They are fighters!! Weighing in at 1 lb 11 oz and 2 lbs 4 oz. They are champions. awesome They are identical twins and were experiencing twin to twin transfusion syndrome where one twin has an abundance of amniotic fluid and the other has too little. For them, the only chance of survival was immediate delivery at 26 weeks of gestation. Already told them I would take them to WDW some day and Asher actually opened his eyes!

birthday birthday boys! Grandma loves you both!!

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Congratulations and God Bless them. You'd better buy some more DVC points. awesome

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The Colonel wrote:
Congratulations and God Bless them. You'd better buy some more DVC points. awesome

Thanks....the Internet was full of prayers for these two little guys. It was terrifying!

Already have two home resorts! BLT & BCV. But I have to admit I have been contemplating eek

Any suggestions? yeah yeah yeah

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I noticed it earlier when you posted about telling them some day you will take them to WDW. I thought I missed the announcement. I tried to find this thread but couldn't.

congratulation!!

bighug congrats

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congrats on the birth of your grandsons!

welcome to the world little guys-Two future Disney Fans muchlove

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I imagine them whispering to themselves..."someday Grandma's going to take us to WDW for our birthday, if we come out early we'll get there that much sooner!" Congrats, prayers that the boys will grow strong and healthy, and start planning that birthday trip.

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congrats congrats

birthday boys!

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