And that's just for a DAY TRIP.
KayTar and I are going on a little day trip today with some friends. We headed to a big playdate in Austin, friends from Dallas and San Antonio are driving in, too! Some of these ladies I've known since KayTar was born, but haven't met them all in person yet so I am quite excited, strange packing list notwithstanding. This is the first time we've ever been comfortable enough with KayTar's health to do something like this (drive FOUR hours to and from a strange place in a single day), so it feels a little victorious, too.
It was a complete and total success! This was the first time, possibly ever, hat we have made advance plans (by a month or so) and not had to cancel them at the last minute due to a KayTar-illness. KayTar and her friend were so well behaved on the drive and we all had a great time. It was so nice to spend time with everyone!
I packed all of her just in case meds for episodes and asthma and allergies, but didn't have to use any of them, I only used her feeding paraphernalia. It has been 131 days without an episode! (knock, KNOCK, KNOCK on wood) I can hardly believe it. Six months ago we never would have tried something like this. Her episodes very often involved travel (by car or airplane), or being woken early, or excitement...we hit all those high points yesterday and she remained, delightfully, episode-free. In the end it was more than a little victorious, we kept our plans and they were not interrupted by any sort of illness or episode...it was just one very fun day for everyone. One more gift of the new year.