We made it to Hilton Head. It has been a whirlwind 48 hours and I am thankful to finally have enough energy to write.
You see, I have strep throat.
Let me start at the beginning.
Friday morning I woke up and said, gosh my throat hurts a little. I took some ibuprofen and moved on.
Mama doesn’t have time to be sick where there is packing to do and a roadtrip to go on.
Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early to get on the road and my throat was on fire. We left at 7:30 am and shortly after, I looked at my throat in the mirror, saw how inflamed it was and said, I think I have strep throat.
By mid-day I was really not feeling great, so we stopped at a Wal-Mart to get me some cough drops and more ibuprofen.
We got to our condo provided by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals at 7 pm, with groceries and tired kids in tow. With as awful as I was feeling, I was so thankful to be in such a beautiful condo, with separate rooms for the kids to sleep and a big bed for me to crash in. I can’t imagine if we had been in a hotel – on top of one another, with me really not feeling like my normal self. The condo was already such a gift.
I went to bed shortly after the kids, with plans to go to The Minute Clinic the next day.
We woke up Sunday feeling refreshed after our long drive – though my throat was still really bothing me. Since the clinic didn’t open until 10, we decided to go to the beach first thing, then go into town for lunch and to visit the clinic. We had a leisurely morning in the condo, enjoying cheerios for breakfast and Doc McStuffins on Disney. Then we lathered on some sunscreen and off we went to the beach. Elias was sooo excited.
It was a perfect first morning in Hilton Head. Not a lot of people were at the beach, the ocean water was warm and the sun was hot. We had a blast. I was even able to forget about the pain of swallowing for a bit. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
We came back to the condo to get cleaned up, Adeline took a little nap and then we headed to town. We had lunch at a local restaurant, Captain Woody’s, which had lots of great reviews, but we thought was a bit overrated.
We then headed to The Minute Clinic where I was diagnosed with strep throat (just like I thought!). We filled my prescription for penicillin, I took one immediately and we headed back to the condo for naps. I was again so thankful to be staying in a condo where we could really spread out and be comfortable. I went back to the bedroom to sleep and Matthew took care of putting the kids to bed.
At dinner that night, my legs started itching. At first I thought they were some bug bites, but on further inspection we realized they were hives. I seemed to be having an allergic reaction to the medicine. I called my mom and she said that she is allergic to penicillin, and so was her mom.
Are you kidding me??
We left the restaurant and headed back to the condo. Matthew left to go get me some Benadryl and cortisone, and I nursed Adeline and got both kids ready for bed. I went to bed with the chills at 8:30.
Today I am hive free and ready to start feeling better. My throat is still killing me, but I am headed back to The Minute Clinic when they open at 8:30. I’m sure with some new antibiotics I will be well on my way to enjoying the rest of our vacation!
Have you ever been sick on vacation? What did you do?
Disclosure: ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals generously provided the accommodations at our amazing Sea Pines condo and inspired this week’s Hilton Head vacation series.All sight-seeing adventures, opinions and cases of strep throat are my own!