The Things We Do For Love

SunshineMy son and I recently took a trip see a new practitioner. New hope. New answers. New healing. (New bill!)

Our easy, two-hour direct flight from Washington DC to St. Louis hit a bit of a snafu. It went a little something like this:

  • Walked into the airport at 2 PM.
  • Immediately found out that the flight was canceled.
  • Waited in an insanely long line for an hour and a half to speak to someone.
  • Got re-routed to St. Louis through Detroit on a different carrier.
  • Discovered that flight was delayed and we would miss our connection.
  • Headed back to desk and got on earlier flight to Detroit. (Yea!!)
  • That flight left late. (Boo!)
  • Missed our connection in Detroit after a 30-gate sprint through the airport.
  • Made our way to ‘Help Desk’ and learned there were no more planes to St. Louis that night.
  • SNAP TO THE RESCUE! (I am so unbelievably blessed to have this group of amazing people all over the country and the world that will literally drop everything to help us. THANK YOU!)
  • Spent the night with a Thinker (highlight of the day). Got to bed around 11 PM.
  • Arrived at airport at 5 AM. Since there were also no flights to St. Louis from Detroit in the morning, the only way to get there was a 6 AM flight through . . . ATLANTA.
  • Arrived in St. Louis exhausted, bleary eyed, yet strangely calm.
  • Walked into 10:30 appointment at 11:40 after a six-mile taxi ride where son fell asleep.
  • Saw practitioner, drew blood, got new protocol, PAID BILL.
  • Left for airport in taxi directly from appointment for 5 PM flight home.
  • Staggered into airport restaurant. Son had a hamburger; I had a beer (Okay, two).
  • Flew home and crashed.

St. Louis or BUST!

4 flights.  2673 miles.  30 hours start to finish.  We were in St. Louis for a grand total of 6 hours.

This is what we do for recovery.  For healing.  For our beautiful kids. All in the name of love.

~Sunshine ☼

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11 Responses to The Things We Do For Love

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  2. Sunshine says:

    Thanks everyone! My son was amazing through out the entire trip. So unfortunate that we missed that connection, made the trip so much longer. Melissa…send me a message on our FB page and I will give you details. My son stopped growing for 2.5 years. Once we changed his diet, he started growing again but it is slow. He is the size of a 6 year old at almost 10. He had LOTS of antibiotics when he was younger. His lack of growth is our biggest medical challenge. We tried a slew of GI meds and he was getting debilitating migraines. Some day we will find someone who can figure it all out.

  3. melissa says:

    Would you mind sharing who you saw in STL? We are looking for someone new and that’s very close…

  4. crzy mom says:

    we are amazing moms…just wait until you decide to move across the country for better school services!

    • Thinkingmominthedesert says:

      That’s what we did!!! Moved 3,000 miles from the east coast where I spent my entire 30yrs of existence, across the country to the west coast for a brand new start, a good school experience, the right services & a better lifestyle. It was the most difficult (in every aspect of the word) thing I’ve EVER done but…of course, we do ANYTHING for our children…out of pure LOVE <3

  5. Lioness says:

    Love the pictures. Thank goodness for good friends! Hope it was worth the trip!!

  6. Cameron Bellestri says:

    Snap is a great host!! 🙂

  7. nhokkanen says:

    Oh, my goodness… glad you both made it through that ordeal!

  8. luvbugtmr says:

    We do everything we possibly can…Glad you made it safe and sound!!

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