Tuesday, March 24, 2009

THE LONG FLIGHT HOME...

Primary Children's Hospital
The MED FLIGHT comes for Ben...
It takes a team to move Ben and all his equipment.
Ben's looking a little worried....
Into the hands of the MED FLIGHT crew.
His PICU nurse making him comfortable.
Saying good bye to all the great nurses and doctors.
Say HELLO to the LEER JET!
Loading our stuff on...
Loading Ben on...
Goodbye Utah.

(can I change my mind about going???)
...cuz it was TIGHT quarters in there.
Not much working space.
Five hours later (with one fuel stop) we made it to NH.
Out he comes!
We are relieved to be here.
Dartmouth's PICU - our home away from home. :)
Nurses attending to Ben.
We made it. It was a LONG day. My stomach is a LOT queasy from the bumpy ride. I remembered from last time why I did NOT like the MED FLIGHT. The crew was great, the food was fantastic...I'm just not a fan of really, really tight quarters. BUT, I am SO happy to be here.

16 comments:

Smilin' sunshine said...

Welcome Home! so glad everyone is safe!

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

I am so glad the flight went good for Ben and okay for you. Love you guys. Enjoy your family.

Rachel said...

I'm glad you're back in NH and can be with your family. Looks like quite a ride. I'm so impressed with all your photojournalism. Hopefully you'll get back home, home soon!

Papa Don said...

Welcome home! I expect it's great to be back together - or at least not so far apart. DHMC is a bit closer to home than Utah.

April said...

I'm so happy your home safe and sound! Congrats on making it through a long day! LOVE YA

Mierins Family said...

Hi Becky, so glad to see you made it home. Say hi to our favorite Neuro hero for me! I catch up on your family about once a month, wish I'd looked at the blog sooner, we were in SLC a couple of times in the past two weeks, I would have come up to say hi. Hope you get home soon, prayers are with all of you.
Gail Mierins

Sarah said...

Welcome back, I'm glad you had a safe trip!

FAMILIA FLANDERS said...

Welcome Home, we missed you very much!!!

shirlgirl said...

I am sitting here reading this entry and crying!! So glad you are home, and just watching each picture of the Med Flight crew with Ben just warms my heart. You've both been through so much. Hope it won't be long before he can be home in his own bed. Lots of love and prayers to all of you. Aunt Shirley and Uncle David

Adam and Anya said...

Wow, Becky! I have never seen something like this before. What a physical and emotional rollercoaster... I'm just so glad you're home. Many prayers for your family. Stay well.

Jo Jo said...

Yeah!!!! Go see your hubby and kids. Wait, you have no car. May they come to you!

Gilbert Family said...

Glad you made it back safely and all is well! I am sure family is THRILLED that you guys are home!

Wiggles said...

Wow!! That really is a tiny jet, especially for all the gear and people that need to go in. We are so glad to have you both home safely. Have been praying for you all.

ChefTom said...

Is that mini-van made by Lear?

Glad you are almost home.

Erin said...

The food was fantastic? Really?

Jenny said...

Okay, but how many of us can say that we've flown on a leer jet?! Nice.
And WELCOME home!!