Thursday, December 11, 2008

Home Alone 3: Sick in New York

No, I'm totally not kidding. Finn's Make A Wish trip has not gotten off to a very auspicous start. First, late leaving Denver and late into NYC because of rainstorms. . .read, a very bumpy flight which caused me to exclaim a few things I shouldn't have in front of my children. Oops.

I'll write more later about our stay at the Plaza because they were so wonderful there, but I only have 3 minutes on this Dick Turpin of a business center computer which I'm having to pay for. What the?

Anyway, Finn wasn't feeling too well last evening and finally woke in the night with ear pain. After a time of unconsolable crying, we all loaded into a cab sometime after 1am and went to an urgent care in Manhattan where we discovered he has a double ear infection. Three hours and two trips to a 24 hour pharmacy later, we were able to get back to bed at about 4am.

Needless to say, Finn wasn't up to much today, but we did get a little behind the scenes tour of the Plaza to see where "Kevin" was Home Alone in New York. At noon a limo picked us up and took us for pizza. . .except that Finn didn't feel well enough to eat it in the limo. Then we went to FAO Schwarz where he did perk up for awhile.

Then back to the hotel for nap. We had to call and skip our scheduled visit to the Empire State building because we didn't think his ears could handle the trip to the top. So MAW staff have graciously arranged for us to try again on Saturday afternoon.

After Finn napped, we went to Macy's where we found chicken soup! Happy day. Finn actually ate for the first time in about 24 hours. He seems much more cheerful now. After visiting Santaland (which was amazing) and sitting on Santa's lap (Declan, not Finn), we looked at the Macy's windows. . .in the driving rain. And then took a pedi-cab back to our hotel. . .in the driving rain. We're a bit soggy.

So our plan is still to head to the Today Show tomorrow morning, BUT we may go towards the later part of the show instead of the earliest part because we're not sure what Finn's state of health will be first thing in the morning. So set your TiVo (I don't even own TiVO so I have no idea what this even means) and hopefully we'll be on their with our sign at some point!

Must run now. Time is ticking on the meter and I have to go put on some dry underwear.


Leeann said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear about Finn's double ear infection. I am guessing the flight really did a number on the poor fellow.

And the rain, I know what you are talking about! Tomorrow will be day three of rain along the East Coast. At least it is not bitterly cold but still- the rain does make it hard to sight see, I know.

I hope you have an awesome day tomorrow in the City and I will be looking for you on the Today show!

jean said...

Oh no! Poor Finn - and poor Natalie! Seems like a dark cloud follows that boy wherever he goes. But how many people can say that they've been to an Urgent Care in Manahattan on their vacation? Too bad Kevin didn't do that in the movie... Hope the rest of the trip goes better!

Kristie said...

Oh, Natalie, my stomach just lurched when I read your post title -- sick on his MAW??? Geez, that STINKS!! I hope he's rebounding quickly and you guys have a marvelous finish to the trip!

Beth said...

Sorry to hear about the illness. Glad it's over, and now you can have fun again!

Ewww that rain was awful! We battled it on our way to The Nutcracker last night (and our taxi crashed into another cab--no injuries thankfully). We were at Macy's on Wednesday, so just missed you by a day! Hope the rest of your trip is fabulous! We're home and exhausted.