Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nothing happy about this New Year's Eve

I woke up last Wednesday morning in excruciating pain. I had to call the doctor and they were able to get me in before they closed at noon for New Year's Eve. (Luckily my mom is out of school and could take me while Ben stayed home with Owen because I was so out of it I don't think I could have driven myself) Turns out I have mastitis...which is a fancy word for a breast infection. It hurt bad! He gave me a shot of antibiotics and a prescription for more antibiotics and vicodin for the pain. I asked him how I got it and he said probably from bacteria in Owen's mouth. So, to cure the infection, I have to keep nursing or pumping every 2-3 hours (even throughout the night). What a pain. I felt so terrible that I didn't even go out for New Year's. But I had a really handsome date :)

Then, on Thursday I felt so bad I basically just sat in my recliner all day. Along with the infection is flu-like symptoms so my whole body ached. Ben hates changing diapers and I try to not make him, but I know he changed at least 2 that day, maybe 3 and he gave me lots of back rubs to try to help the pain. Missi came over too and stayed with me while the guys moved Stephanie, so that was big help to have her there!

Friday was a little better. We got together at my parent's with Jimmy and Aimee and the kids for Christmas, but by the end of the night, I was exhausted.

Today I have felt better still, but nowhere near back to normal. I start back to work on Wednesday, so I hope I'm better by then. My milk supply has been really low too, and it's starting to come back. Hopefully it's back to normal soon too because I don't want to have to buy formula!!

1 comment:

Teri said...

I am not sure but I didn't get the updates to your blog. i am so sorry that you got mastitis. Been there. I thought I had the flu!!! I need to get off of my little pity party and give you a call.