Getting Sick on a Road Trip
Summer is time for the family road trip! Follow Kids Activities Blog and Julie Blair and her family as they travel 8 states in 30 days for the ultimate road trip story ¦
Getting sick on a road trip is not pretty. The vomiting began just after 9 p.m. and of course I couldn’t find extra bath towels, sheets, washcloths–anything to absorb the volcanic eruptions.
I was in someone else’s house literally spinning in circles.
Meanwhile, my child was sobbing uncontrollably, too stunned by the sudden attack to even move her feet in the direction of the toilet.
“Look, I’ll just flip this lampshade over and you can puke in here…” I heard myself saying.
When you’re on a road trip, you’ve have to get creative.
I will spare you the remaining details, dear readers, but suffice it to say there is a reason I baptized this trip “30 Days of Lore.”
There was lots of lore last night.
While I didn’t find the extra towels until too late, I did do one thing right: I packed an emergency road trip medical kit and I knew right where it was when I needed it.
What I Put in My Road Trip Emergency Medical Kit:
- Over-the-counter pain, fever and allergy medications;
- Upset tummy remedies;
- A container of pop-top disinfectant wipes;
- Scented candle.
What I Wish I Would Have Put In My Road Trip Emergency Medical Kit:
- Small bottle of bleach;
- Cotton washcloths;
- Bottle of Listerine
- Lemon (for queasy stomach or to sanitize drains).
You may have bested me once, Rotavirus, but you won’t do it again.