Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Animal Kingdom

Today was our day to go to Animal Kingdom. If you know me at all, you know this is not my favorite park. Aside from my obvious disdain for animals, I find that this park is unusually hotter than all the other parks. Perhaps it is because the attractions are more spread out; perhaps it is because there is less shade. 

Anyway, we did a few rides and shows before lunchtime. At lunch, KK was looking a little off. After asking all the usual questions, I chalked it up to exhaustion and let it go. We headed over to see Festival of the Lion King. As we waited in a line that was getting longer by the minute, KK said that she had to use the restroom. I turned to ask a Cast Member if we could somehow save our place in line and she said she couldn't since we were in the "stand by" wheelchair lane and there were many people behind us. As I turned back to KK, she had the emesis (vomit) bag out and started throwing up. When she was done throwing up, she said she was better and wanted to see the show. There was no more room for ECVs at this point, so we told them KK could walk in. After sitting for about two minutes, KK asked if we could leave. When we got back to the scooter, she started throwing up again. 

Snuggling with her "something good"
We headed to First Aid to see if they had any emesis bags since I didn't have any more. We asked the nurse, James, for bags. While we waited, KK asked if we could we did. James then gave us a few airsick-type bags and asked KK if she wanted to lay down. She said yes, so he brought her back to a small, partitioned room with 4 cots. He gave her a light blanket and she rested for about 20 minutes. When KK came out of the room, she said she spent some time talking to God and she felt better. As we were leaving First Aid, James gave her a certificate for a free medium-sized plush so she could remember something good about the day (these are the things I love about Disney). KK felt well enough to go shopping for her free plush and do one more ride, It's Tough to be a Bug, before we left the park.

KK was hungry when we got back to the hotel, so we brought the scooter to our room to charge and walked over to the Food Court. She enjoyed a kid's meal as she read one of her new books. On our way back to the room, KK looked off again and asked to sit down. She sat for a moment before continuing on. She threw up almost as soon as we got back to the room. She slept for about an hour and a half after that. Thankfully, she is doing much better now.

I am pretty sure this was all due to heat exhaustion and not "Charlie", as this is not the first time KK has thrown up after a hot day in the sun. It dawned on me tonight that I should have used the peppermint essential oils to help cool her down. We will definitely use them tomorrow.


Terri said...

Praying for strength and many wonderful memories to be made in your days there.

Heidi Peterson said...

Bethany and I prayed again for KK this morning, for her to have a great day today. We found Animal Kingdom the hottest park, too. Hoping for a cooler day today! So glad she got a special plushie!