So some good friends of ours are currently down at WDW, it is a family of 11 people. Mom, Dad, 4 Sons, 3 sons wives, 2 grandkids.
They arrived on Sunday and are staying at the Contemporary. They are there to celebrate the Mom’s retirement.
On Tuesday they went out to their scheduled dinner and the mom wasn’t feeling well and was in a lot of pain. By the end of the meal she was crying because she was in a lot of stomach pain.
They got back to the resort, and the dad called the front desk asking their advice. The front desk said give us 2 minutes and we will have a doctor up to your room. And they did. The doctor gave her an exam and he happened to be a gastroenterologist and he diagnosed her with a herniated bowel. He tried pushing on it and doing whatever to get the hernia fixed and was unable to. So they called an ambulance for her and took her to the hospital.
Disney got a van and transported the entire family to the hospital and has given them rides back and forth. The front desk manager, and the doctor that came to their room have called the Dad a few times through out the day yesterday to see how she was doing and offered to continue providing transportation back and forth to the hotel. The dad ended up renting a car so he didnt have to keep bugging Disney.
Long story short, the mom ended up having surgery yesterday and will more than likely spend the rest of her vacation in the hospital recovering from the surgery.
I feel so badly for them, they were so looking forward to this vacation. Their 1st trip with the entire family, the grand kids 1st trips as well. But I have no doubt in my mind that they will definitely return do to the kindness of the WDW staff.