Our flight from Cleveland to home was AMAZING...everything was running SO smooth (especially for us flying back home 2 hours after Cole got released from the hospital). We flew Southwest and they have a per-board for people with disabilities (which is AWESOME!!) so we were the 1st ones on & off the plane...and more room for Cole so he doesn't freak out!
Cole was SO happy and didn't cry once...the stewardess were SO helpful and made sure we had everything we needed and even helped us load our stuff on to the plane.
We couldn't believe how smooth our flight was...until Cole had FINALLY pooped (not just an ordinary #2...but one after much constipation from all of the pain meds etc.), the day before he had a few suppositories, miralax, prune juice etc....and of course he chooses to go on the plane! Daddy took Cole into the *tiny* bathroom to change him...Cole is a BIG & TALL kid, so daddy put him sideways on the changing table. I was sitting in my seat and Adam pops out of the bathroom telling me he needed help! I went to help him and Cole's #2 was EVERYWHERE...on the celing, walls, changing table, sink, on daddy, all over Cole....I mean EVERYWHERE!!! The light won't go on until the door is shut, so the stewardess shut both of us in the bathroom...we couldn't even do shoulder to shoulder, the ONLY thing I could do was *LAUGH*, I was laughing so hard that I was *CRYING*...we were SO squished with Cole kicking and his #2 everywhere that I had to grab him (still covered with #2 & no diaper on) and stand in the isle. We were at the front of the plane of course, where everyone could see us. Cole's legs were kicking & covered with #2 while daddy tried to strap a diaper to him...finally I was able to put him back in his seat, clean him off & the stewardess helped us get our luggage down with clothing and bags to throw everything in while Daddy cleaning the bathroom up. We finally were settled and clean...the stewardess came back over and asked us if we were old enough to drink & if we were, she would get us a drink because she thought we could use one! We don't drink, so we declined...but VERY nice of her to ask! After we finally landed, a guy behind us told us we "are the BEST parents ever and to continue to take good care of the little guy". All of the passengers were so nice and were interested in Cole's story...probably not the smell though!