Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Back from New York


Our trip to Lake Placid New York was cut short due to my daughter coming down with Mono. What a bummer! We had three great days in New York City but Megan started feeling sick on Sunday night with a sore throat. We decided to take her in to get it checked out before we had to leave the city and head towards Lake Placid. After FINALLY finding a doctor on Monday that would see her (being from out of state we got lucky to find one), her tonsils were HUGE. The doctor wanted her to get tested for Mono after the strep test came back negative so off we went to find the lab. That night Megan didn't get any sleep because her tonsils were so swollen she had a hard time breathing. We went back to the clinic on Tuesday morning to get a shot to help the swelling go down so she could breathe, then headed for Lake Placid. Tuesday afternoon we arrived in Lake Placid and did a little sight seeing, by this time she was feeling better and could breathe again (we thought things were looking up). Wednesday we checked her into the camp and after a day and a half at camp we got the dreaded call that she had MONO. My heart sank, I knew she would be sooo disappointed that she couldn't skate the rest of the camp. All her hard work to get there and it was gone like that!!! I just couldn't believe it! Thursday evening we checked her out of the Olympic Training Center and headed out of town the next morning.
I guess I can say the trip was not a total loss, we did have fun in New York City. Megan was happy she got the opportunity to skate on the 1980 Olympic Ice Rink. And on the way home we stopped by Niagara Falls!

Megan is feeling better, I took her to our doctor after we got home, and the doctor gave her the ok to start skating again after a week of rest. Next trip, Boston, let's hope this one goes better then the last one did for her!

3 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Sorry to hear about your daughter, I can understand her disappointed, and yours. Hope that she gets well soon. I know Mono can be hard to get rid of. Wish her all the best!

Susan B. said...

My daughter had it and was very sick for some time. Her spleen swelled and you can bleed to death if someone hits you in the stomach. So be very careful before sending her back out to skate. Best of luck to her.

mochamama said...

I am so sorry to hear about Megan. make sure she takes it easy. She may not feel like skating cause that makes you feel exhausted all the time. Hope she recoups quickly!

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