What about Grandma?
Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:25 PM
I was wondering if any of you have had experience in bringing elderly family members? What kind of special arrangements did you have to make? How did it work out? Any other ideas?
This is really important... I will have to cancel my DW if we can't figure this out.
Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:34 PM
His grandma is 80 but is mobile and fairly healthy. I worry mostly about enduring the long flight.
Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:36 PM
Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:37 PM
Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:41 PM
A big problem with long flights-- especially for the elderly, is blood clots. Make sure she sees her doctor in advance and find out what (if any) blood thinners they may recommnd for her. Also, make sure you get her compression tights for the flight to help with circulation. They're expensive but worth it! My SIL got a blood clot on the flight home from their honeymoon and it was SCARY!
Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:37 PM
We have decided to make our legal ceremony (in NC before we leave) as a special day for only our grandparents to be involved with. We aren't doing anything huge, but will take a day in the park to have our legal ceremony done with them there with us and then plan to take them to lunch to celebrate with just them.
It isn't the same as having them at the DW, but at least we can share that time with them and hopefully they will feel special since they have all been such a big part of our lives!!
Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:43 PM
Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:55 PM
My grandma is now so excited that she went to get hearing aids after us begging for almost 10 years as she wants to be able to enjoy everyone while there and hear the ceremony. This worked out great for my family as we go that extra bonus. Good Luck
Posted 06 February 2009 - 03:38 PM
My grandma is okay with it which is why we ended up doing it...we are going to have a party the week after we get back though and my grandma will be there...this is what made it seem okay to me - I still feel bad though!
I know there are a lot of handicap rooms. Also, the people at the airport will take your grandmother in a wheelchair to the gate and off the plane as long as you let them know beforehand.
Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:47 PM
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