Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tales from OBX: The Fun Will be Shoved Down Your Throat

We are here! The Internet was broken until my dad, computer and network genius (when he isn't transplanting livers) finally fixed it. The car trip was rough - two days with three kids in one minivan. I'm glad we had the car topper for storage - it meant I could sit in the back with Josephine every once in a while. And thank goodness for the DVD player we strung up for the kids to watch TV.

When we went to Martha's Vineyard last summer we brought more staples - having to buy all the staples for cooking was expensive. Not to mention the vast quantities of booze that were needed.

My sisters and I were all at the house by 4 pm on Saturday but none of the other families came until much later. There was some plan about a BBQ but that was thrown out the door in favor of pizza - a wise choice.

Unfortunately at that point I was feeling really, really awful. My throat had been hurting for 2 weeks and suddenly I couldn't swallow without intense pain and my right ear (it was the right side of my throat) was in pain too. I didn't sleep much and sent myself to a nearby Urgent Care. As I told Husband if I felt awful enough to desperately need a doctor - and that never happens. I was there 30 mins before it opened so I was the first person on the list.

It's either strep or tonsillitis or maybe mono. Since the doctor was going to put me on antibiotics I skipped the strep test. Needless to say I'm a bit of a wreck - I haven't been able to eat or drink anything in almost 2 days. Pain relievers don't relieve any of my pain and so I spent the better part of the afternoon in bed while my parents and husband watched Ned and Penny and took care of Josie. The twins love the pool and Ned loves the ocean. I haven't actually seen the beach yet except from the house deck. Josie is being her usual calm self which is much appreciated.

So our summer of sickness continues. July is apparently a terrible month for the Esq's health-wise ... it was a year ago we were in the hospital with Penny.

I haven't been able to take any photos but my dad is going to compile everyone's data online and then I will share some.


Donna said...

Sorry to hear you are ill - I hope the antibiotics work quickly.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Gosh, terrible to be sick on holiday (vacation).

Get well soon.

On the bright side, at least there are other people to take care of the kids!

Sarah said...

Hope you feel better soon.

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Anonymous said...

Heal fast, beautiful. And make others watch the children as long as possible. Hope throat will soon be well enough to treat with sangria (which cures all summer ailments).