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    What a week for me to go on vacation. If I were at home, I would absolutely come to Midway and help you make your Chicago connection. Unfortunately, I am in Arizona until Saturday. Pat had some good suggestions about enlisting the help of airport escort services.

    I'm sure you've either thought of this or have been told this, but make sure you have a harness for Levi (instead of a collar) when you pick him up. I flew with Riley (my SM girl) shortly after her decompression surgery last year, and she had no problems with the pressure changes in the cabin. She has flown many times since then, and has done great. She has a titanium mesh implant which I believe LIVS does also (actually think they were the ones who pioneered it) and she has never set off the alarm when going through security. The first time I flew with her though I was nervous about it and had them hand screen us rather than having her go through security. Because I had a note explaining the implant, security personnel were very gracious and complied with my request. Since then, I just carry her through security. Take off her leash and harness when you do though. Good luck Kathy and please let us know how it all went.
    Bev
    Oliver (blenheim, born 3/2001), Riley (black & tan, born 8/2002,), Madison (ruby, born 9/2003), and Oz (tri-color, born 7/2007)

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    Kathy, I just read your posts on Levi and wanted to send my very best wishes to you! I too am from the PacNW (WA) and have been to Boise many times over the years, so feel a special kinship with you. I am so excited for you that soon you will be reunited with Levi! Take it slow, remember to breathe, don't be afraid to ask for directions from people who work at the airport, and bring little Levi home! Good luck, and please keep us posted!
    -Teri
    Mom to Sadie (11 yr old Blenheim)
    and Joey (at the Bridge)
    Utah, USA

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    Kathy ,

    Like all the others on this List,we have our Fingers Crossed for you and Levi
    Bet (Hargreaves)

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    Good Luck Kathy , you are very brave, thinking of you and safe journeys.

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    Wednesday morning still in Boise.

    I am almost ready to go. Had everything packed and then didn't realize I needed something so had to take everything out to find it. Usual nervous stuff, I have not had a call from LIVS yet today so I think I will call them to find out what is the best time to arrive there for Levi. I hope that they tell me everything I need to know once I get there (and have it all in print) BEFORE I see him as i don't think it will be easy for me to pay attention after seeing him. I am having someone take me to the airport but don't need to leave for 45 minutes. I am going to do that "fake it till you make it" thing and PRETEND that I am a calm and experienced traveler who knows what she is doing and does it every day. I will get help from gate to gate and not leave the right gate once I get there. I don't know what I have forgotten. Which is a dumb thing to say because if I DID know what I have forgotten I could get it. Calm and experienced. RIGHT! And if I can pull THAT off I should get an Oscar or something!

    We ARE going to make you all proud.

    Kathy

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