Family Vacation: Illness and family time.

Tuesday morning James woke up sick. Generally when he gets sick, he throws up a lot for about 24 hours, then is okay. Well, the poor kid was pretty miserable and we weren't sure if he had caught a germ from somewhere, having a reaction to something he ate or was just exhausted from all our traveling. Generally when he gets sick, I will give him lots of water so he won’t get dehydrated, but since we had a two hour drive ahead of us, decided to back off the liquids. Grandpa and father packed up the car and we checked out at the last possible moment. 

Father prepared a barf box for the car and we headed back to Bull Head City. Fortunately James slept most of the time and only had to throw up a couple times. Grandpa made the drive in record time – 2 hours and 5 minutes exactly. He had expected the drive to be 3 ½ hours but that is because he and grandma generally stop for lunch and a break and shopping and whatever to break up their drives.

I put James to bed and we unpacked the car. While he slept, Grandpa drove me over to Safeway to get some medicine for James and I also did a little grocery shopping. We were all looking forward to a home made meal (except for James – he wasn’t eating).

We relaxed for the rest of the day, in between trips to the bathroom to assist James. James slept off and on, but continued to throw up throughout the night. This is standard fare for us, when he gets sick. When we are at home, we will camp out in the living room on a blow up mattress. That way we don’t wake up dad every time I get up to help James. However, since we were at Grandma’s, we didn’t have that option. I gave Father the choice of sleeping on the couch, so he could sleep. However, he wasn’t feeling well either and hoped into bed with us. He didn’t get much sleep either.

24 hours after James got sick he started feeling better. Wednesday was a recovery day and we relaxed and did absolutely nothing except watched TV, slept and read. Thursday we packed up and headed home.

We had a wonderful time with my parents and going to the Grand Canyon. And that ends the saga of our vacation. We were happy to be home and spent Memorial Day weekend doing absolutely nothing. Bliss!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh I miss Arizona and the beautiful scenery. We lived in Tucson, Prescott, & Flagstaff.

    Glad you had a great trip despite the illness. Your son sounds like a trooper!

    BTW - I'm visiting through the controversial water buffalo VS. Lion post. LOL


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