Evacuating Rita with MS

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Evacuating Rita with MS

Postby faithful » Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:51 am

We left Houston at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday and finally arrived in Boerne, TX (about 200 miles) at 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. We had our family (my husband, me, and 2 teenagers) as well as our two cats in the van and we were pulling our 21-ft trailer behind. It was so hot on Thursday and we were going soooo slow or not at all that we couldn't run the AC. My kids would run back to the trailer and get ice and my daughter, who gets the Clara Barton award, would put ice over my face and arms and pour ice water over my head and down my back. She saved my life I feel--it was so hot. Luckily we didn't run out of gas--we finally found some in New Braunfels. We had reservations at an RV park in Boerne which is very nice. We don't know when we'll head back to Houston--we have to make sure there will be gas when we get back. I'm so thankful for my family. I'm definitely blessed! But I have to say that MS and heat tolerance is a real booger in this situation!
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Postby Arron » Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:10 pm

so glad to hear things are OK for now and that you are blessed with such a wonderful family. Thank you for sharing your story and please keep us posted.
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Postby carolew » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:09 pm

Dear Faithful,

Your story is very touching. It must have been horrible in the traffic. Here in Canada, we are keeping up to date on the events surrounding Rita but we don't see people like you on TV. Yet, you also lived through some terrible times.

I sure hope you can regain your home soon and that this will soon just be a bad memory. Try to get plenty of rest if you can so you won't get too weak. Try to exercise a bit each day to keep your strength up. We all know that sress is not good for us. Take care of you and you are lucky to have a supportive family. Sincerely, Carole
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