So, Emme's bit of "car sickness" as I thought it was turned out to be full blown stomach flu. She was up the entire night vomiting and by the time we had the car loaded up and ready to go, she was completely miserable. We pilfered the plastic ice bucket from the motel room so that she would have something to throw up in while we were driving. Unfortunately, though, we didn't take the ice bucket from my grandma's room. Had I known that we would need another bucket less than an hour into the trip I probably would have cleaned out the whole floor of the ice buckets.
So, like, I mentioned, less than an hour into the trip we had need for another bucket... this time Calvin. It was not pretty. We gave him Emme's bucket and handed her an empty nut container. At that point she had very little left in her belly besides water, which she couldn't keep down. It was just plain awful. We would drive for a bit then pull over so they could go to the bathroom, clean out the buckets, get some water and then pile back into the car. We were though, for the most part in the middle of the dessert so there wasn't much but sagebrush and rocks.
When we had the rare opportunity of a nice rest area with grass we took full advantage of it.
My mom had been incredible. I was driving and she was dealing with my sick kids. I don't know how I could have handled it without her. After the rest area, my mom and I switched places, she took over the driving and I took over as Emme's personal pillow and bucket passer.
|yes, that is Leona off screen sucking her thumb and rubbing Jonny's head|
I don't know how many times we stopped but I do know that it took almost 12 hours to make what should have been around a 7 hour trip. I feel like we completed an ultramarathon and I don't feel the need to do another one anytime soon... unfortunately though, in just a week, we will have to turn around and go home. Hopefully, though everyone will be feeling better and we will have gotten to enjoy a bit of our vacation. This morning, Jonny still seems to be fairly sick as does Emme but I think that Leona and Calvin are on the upswing. My mom, grandma, aunt and I are refusing to get sick... this is a sickness only for kids. Think happy, healthy thoughts for us. Hopefully we'll get to do some fun stuff soon and I can stop posting about yucky sickness stuff.
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