Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aaaahhhhhhhh, That's Better . . .

Whew, it's been a little while. Only a few days, I guess, but it seems like much longer. I've been a little under the weather the last few days due to an infection that just knocked me right on my boot.

******* Warning: The following may contain too much information for your liking *******

A couple of weeks ago I started to feel run-down. Not the typical "mommy tired". More like exhausted. And I had been having some trouble nursing on my left side. Just a bit of pain off and on. By Friday night, I was sure I had the flu. My skin actually hurt. You know when your skin just hurts to touch? That's never a good sign. I went to bed, thinking that all I needed was a little sleep. Surely I'd feel better in the morning. No such luck. Morning came and it hurt to open my eyes. Now, that's just plain weird. And before you start calling me a baby, you have to know that I really am a pretty tough girl. {cough, three natural childbirths, cough}.

I did make it out of bed long enough to pop an ibuprofen. Then I called my mom. "Uh, mom? How are you feeling? You don't feel like you've just been ran over by a truck? That's just me? Hmmmm".

A couple hours later, I was nursing Kam. I looked down, and the whole left side of my chest was red. Now, wait a minute, I had enjoyed the sunshine the day before, but I didn't think the sun shined there. It was hot to the touch and hurt pretty badly. I got on the phone to my dr.'s office. They were closed, and would be through Tuesday. Bummer. Luckily, the doctor on call got back to me quickly and we diagnosed the problem ~ Mastitis. She called in a prescription, ordered me to get plenty of rest (psshhhttt, yeah right), and proceeded to explain that the number one cause was sleep deprivation. Whoopsies.

Now on day four of antibiotics, I am feeling so much better. My skin doesn't hurt anymore, no more fever, and I can move my neck without almost crying. Woohoo! I am a new woman. It's so good to be back! Hope y'all had a fantabulous holiday weekend!

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9 comments :

Kelly said...

Mastitis does not sound fun. Good thing your doctor was able to diagnose and treat it right away

Jen said...

Glad you were able to get that fixed & feel better! My younger sister had it, sounds awful. I was lucky enough not to.

Colleen said...

Ouch! Glad you are feeling better...the things we go through for these kids :)

The Un-Organized Mom said...

I've never had it but I've heard it is painful. So glad you are feeling better!

onegirliegirl said...

Owwww...I had mastitis with my first and can honestly say I think I'd rather have the swine flu :)

Glad you got on something that is making you feel better. Nobody likes a sore boobie :)

xoxo ~Lisa

McVal said...

Ouch! I had mastitis with my first as well. I remember putting on a sweatsuit in the middle of July, tucking under heavy covers with the baby, wondering why a cold snap hit. Then I started pestering my hubby to turn the heat on. He took my temp and took the sweating crying baby away from me. I went to the dr the next day.
It is NOT fun! I'm glad you're feeling better!

Vivienne said...

Oh Gosh. That sucks. (No pun intended.) I hope you are getting some rest and that you are feeling better.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Ah! Mastitis is NASTY...it comes on fast and intense. SO glad you got appropriate medical intervention. Happy nursing :)

~~Mel~~ said...

I too had Mastitis...your detailed account of it brought back some awful memories lol.

Glad you're feeling better now.

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