Monday, July 17, 2006

Emergency Flight Update Below

Well, it's come to this, after the best-laid plans of mice and men! I leave for Hannover at 9:30p this evening to go take care of Donica in the hospital and afterwards for however long it takes to figure out what's going on with her! (The miracle was that I reserved the trip today, all on frequent-flyer miles. Unheard of!)

After going to work today and making a side trip downtown in prep for her team-building exercises in Zurich starting tomorrow, her stomach pain flared up again. When she first told me she was going to fly home, I in so many words said, "NO YOU'RE NOT!" I had visions of her appendix rupturing over the ocean somewhere and didn't find that to be very calming.

Besides, her Hannover boss got his (and my) way to send her back to the hospital that had already taken umpteen tests on her last week. Now they'll just continue and will call in a specialist, if need be.

So, we'd both greatly appreciate your mindfulness for Donica in these next days...that the doctors will be able to pinpoint what the heck is going on! And in the meanwhile, I'll keep you informed.


After all that! Donica called me at 8:45p Hannover time to say the doctor released her to fly home to Atlanta, which she will do tomorrow. He said if she were his wife or mother, he would not worry at all. So, she's coming home, where she'd rather be right now, and will see HER doctor on Wednesday.

Needless to say, I've cancelled that miracle, magic flight! (Talk about a roller-coaster ride!)


  1. Wow-that's such a blessing your seat was already waiting for your--seemed to be pre-arranged almost!

    We'll pray they discover the problem quickly for Donica--what a birthday, huh?!!


  2. Thanks, Mrs. M/Shari. Looks like our prayers will now be to get her across the ocean back home! And now I'll go unpack.

  3. I think I have whiplash!

    "God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea,
    And rides upon the storm.

    Deep in unfathomable mines
    Of never-failing skill,
    He treasures up His bright designs,
    And works His sovereign will.

    His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    God is His own interpreter,
    And He will make it plain."

    -William Cowper

  4. Yes, Yes, indeed! Thanks for the reminder, Shari!

  5. Thanks for sticking by me on this roller coaster. Hopefully it will calm down once I get back home. The alarm rings in just over 5 hours to begin the trek west. See you at home around 4:30-5 p.m. EST (or is it EDT?).

  6. I'll take any ride for you, Honey--you know that! Just come home.

  7. Oh. Yes, blessings Donica! Safe travels back to your home and loved ones who are waiting anxiously I'm sure!

  8. wow! Look what I missed! I hope your edginess (just like all of us) calms down!!!!

    And most of all I hope Donica gets better..

  9. I'm relieved to hear that Donica is coming home to you and hope that she will take a small break.

  10. I am so glad that she is fit to travel and coming home. Just have a good rest knowing that the doctor is not worried, and that she will be home before you know it.

  11. Oh, Ginnie. :-/ I'm so sorry to hear Donica isn't feeling well. I realize I'm coming in on the tail end of all this so I'll be looking for updates to see how everything is going. You're both in my thoughts.

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  13. This was my comment! Sorry. Just realized Donica is not better! Sendig her my prayers! :) I guess you received the other comment in your e-mail... :)))So I don't repeat all what I said.
    Seeya, dear Ginnie. H

  14. Oh Ginnie! I was just going to e mail you for an update on everything that's been going on. I'll be thinking of both of you and hoping they can get to the bottom of this SOON. *big hugs*

  15. Thanks to each and every one of you for your kind wishes towards Donica. That will mean the world to her, I know. It also means everything to me.

    Good to see you back, Lisa. And Christina, you have got to be flying higher than a kite, anticipating your trip to Canada in 2 more days. Bon voyage to you as well!

  16. Ginnie - the internet is still going wacko... IT's crazy, practically all my sights I get to are down. Can't wait until this is over!