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Old 02-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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New Jayco owner and week that we will never forget

Last Sunday my wife and I brought home a brand new 2013 Jay Flight 26BH. When our second child was born a few years ago we sold our old Jayco tent trailer as we knew we needed an upgrade and the 26BH fit our needs perfectly. The tent trailer had been used as my hunting rig and for family camping. Anyway, the whole family was terribly excited on this last holiday Monday shopping, stocking and preparing our new trailer even though we knew it would be a month or so before we got her out.

Monday evening things took a turn, our 2 year old son fell ill. At 3:00AM my wife ushered the poor boy off to our local children's hospital. I don't need to go through all the detatils but this was the most difficult week i have ever experianced as a parent or a person, lots of scary moments and uncertainty. To make a long story short he was discharged from the hospital today with a fantastic prognosis.

So we now focus with increased enthusiasm the impotance of family and our time on this earth. Nothing like seeing how fragile life is to gain a little perspective. We are excited now more than evere for our family time with this new trailer.


PS I did have sometime when his condition began to improve to find several useful tips on this forum while living in a hospital room this week. Glad this forum was here to help pass the time.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I am very happy that your son has been discharged and doing better. We live in Lemoore and have had lots of experience with all the amazing things CHCC is able to do...we are very fortunate to have it it here in the valley!
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:34 PM   #3
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So happy things are improving for your boy.
Nothing worse for a parent that to have a serious illness with one of the kids.
We all need to be thankful for what we have been blessed with.
Camping is a great way to build the family bonds and make memories for a lifetime.
Glad you touched base with the folks here on the forum to pass the time.
I feel like I have made a lot of friends here even though we've never met.

In our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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I am happy that your son is doing better. Enjoy your family and camping!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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Welcome to JOF

Yes, having a child fall seriously ill suddenly can turn a parent's world up-side-down in a heartbeat...., and I can appreciate the comfort it brings to you and your wife having your son back home in good health.

Won't be long now .......


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Old 02-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #6
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So glad to hear that your boy is improving! Positive thoughts and prayers are being sent your way!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:35 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear your family went through that ordeal, but glad to hear he is OK now. Enjoy the forum and the Jayco!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #8
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I want to join all the other good folks who have expressed their thanks and prayers that your son is doing well. Doug really expressed my thoughts right on the money. Please keep us posted on your son's recovery. And wishing you many happy camping days ahead.

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Old 02-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #9
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Welcome to the JOF pschultheis! I'm glad the frightening experience for you, your son, and family has passed. Congrats on the new tt and have fun making some neat new memories with the kids to last a lifetime
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:39 AM   #10
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Welcome to the JOF and Happy Camping! There's nothing like family time! And here's to your son pulling around "his" 2013 Jay Flight 26BH in 20 years!
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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Congratulations on your new Jayco and welcome aboard.

More importantly, the news about your son's fantastic pronosis was great news in your post. Family camping is a great way to spend quality time with your family.

Hoping for the best for you and your family.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Thank you for the warm welcome and kind words. The Boy remains happy and healthy and xcited about our first trip.

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