Saturday, September 22, 2007

China Day 1: We have arrived!!

After a very, very long flight - we have arrived in China! We didn't go to bed at all the night before (tieing up all the loose ends) and then off we went to the airport between 5:30 - 6:00 a.m. to catch the airplane at 8:51 a.m. Everything went smoothly with the flight, with the exception that it was really, really long... and then we were asleep and we missed our last meal. Dan thought he didn't get his full monies worth out of that flight! ;-)

Wendy (the translator) and a driver met us at the airport and brought us back to the hospital. They knew Dan's age (almost 50!) and so when we came through the doors, they didn't think it was us because Dan 'looked too young...!' We were able to hook up anyway and are glad to have safely arrived at the hospital.

So far they have checked Dan's temperature, given him a quick once over and an EKG. We will get started on some blood tests first thing on Monday morning, and meet some more doctors. They will assess Dan's condition and then work to prescribe the detailed treatment plan for him.

The hospital reminds me of a military hospital (somthing that might come out of South Pacific!) It is stark and functional, but not much ambiance for hominess. We have two twin beds in our room and a fold out cot. Thre are a couple of small cupboards to store the clothes in and a private bathroom connected within the room.

We are pretty exhausted now, but will give more impressions later. For now, we just wanted you to know we are safe and happy to be here!

Thanks for helping us get this far!

-Dan & LaNae

No comments: