An update from Jim:
We arrived on time last night in Boston. The trip consisted of a gastronomical nightmare. He started off with a 1/2 lb hotdog in a pastry shell
in PAP. That was not enough. He than consumed half of my 10" Philadelphia steak and cheese with the works. All washed down with a large coke ??
After we were air born we were hungry again. Half pound chicken and cheese in a bread pocked with peppers and onions came next with a coke and a big smile followed by nap He is still getting real bad spasms in his neck. i worked on that the better part of the trip. His bandages were also way to tight so I had to cut them open mid flight to take the pressure off his ears. Last leg of the flight was the same chicken pocked only this time we gave in and quit half way thru, followed by two cokes. I can't even eat that much !!!! Mom ate good and slept the last leg of the flight. We went thru customs without a question and people did a lot of staring.
American Airlines was on top of it. wheelchairs were there, blankets pillows etc. We were picked up by Judith and her brother Roman. The camera crew and a reporter from the local paper were there also. when we arrived at shriners there were escorted to a room right away. Nurses did the usual looking at temps and pressures swabs in the mouth, nose etc. They also attempted to change his bandages without putting him under and found out he is a fighter. They quit half way thru and will finish tomorrow in the OR.