We made it! But I will never fly with Northwest Airlines again.
The flight attendant supervisor told me at the gate that I needed to check Froggy's respiratory vest. I said, "It's a $16,000 piece of medical equipment," and she said in a nasal, bitchy voice, "I don't care how much it costs!" It finally came down to her not understanding that Froggy had her own ticket and was allowed a carry-on.
The experience with this airline was so incredibly frustrating, I can't even go into details. Do you ever have moments with people where you just want to scream, "Are you HUMAN?" This woman must have been reptilian, because I can't imagine warm blood running through her veins.
Anyway...I'm home. It's Iowa, green, beautiful, and my family is here. Froggy is adjusting to the jetlag, we walked with the Great Strides Walk on Saturday, celebrated my sister's graduation (she's officially a therapist, even though she's been my free therapist for years!), celebrated my cousin's b-day, and went shoe shopping. Ahhh, heaven.
We have a favorite Italian Restaurant in Des Moines, and even though they are closed on Sundays, my aunt "J" convinced them to open for an hour tonight to bake some pizza pies for us! Yes, our family has clout when it comes to food. It was wonderful and I've already gained about five pounds. My sis took the entire week off work, so I can't wait to catch up with six months of sister gossip! Woo Hoo. Froggy is having a ball. Every little thing she does is rewarded with huge laughter and praise from my family. She is definitely the star of this Iowa show.
Pictures will be posted soon.