Saturday, July 5, 2008

mastitis: my new least favorite thing.

oh yes, woo hoo, i have a breast infection! joy of joys, it seems that i somehow managed to come up with a clogged milk duct that rapidly became infected. it all happened rather quickly. on wednesday, i noticed a little minor soreness kind of under my left armpit, but didn't think much of it. thursday afternoon, while micah was napping, i felt a sore spot on said left side, this time, not so much in the armpit. within an hour, it had progressed from sore to excruciating and when micah woke up and i nursed him i wanted to scream. so by evening, dave told me to call our midwife - who else would we call. so long story short, this led to a trip to pcc, a dip in the tub, a couple of near vomiting episodes, a fever, chills, an eventual 3 hour trip to the ER in the middle of the night, 10 minutes with the doctor, and a prescription for antibiotics. i'll also mention that all three kids decided to wake up at 6:30 the next morning. so that pretty much took care of any 4th of july plans we had. yay! so fun! i highly recommend it! it's always a bonus if you can come up with it at night... especially the night before a holiday. makes things so much more convenient.

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