Wednesday, October 25, 2006


So, this week has not been the greatest. First of all, David is out of town for work this week. When we had no baby I could go with him, or go out and do stuff to keep myself occupied. OR if I was SICK, could just rest and get better. Monday I felt like I was coming down with something. I was chilling, but no fever (yet) and I had a headache I could not get rid of. David left in the afternoon and I headed over to the in-laws house for the night, just in case I needed help. In the middle of the night I realized my left boob hurt. I didn't really think anything of it. Then the next morning I woke up and when I tried to hold Dorothy I felt weak, a bit lightheaded and just blah. My temp at that point was 100.5, so I called my mom and asked if I could come there since she works from home and could help with the baby. Right before I got there I thought, 'hmm, how interesting. My boob hurts, my head hurts, I'm tired and achy, and I have a fever. Aren't those all signs of mastitis?' I'm so brilliant. Well, I put off calling the dr. for a few hours thinking I was imagining that it was mastitis. Maybe it was the flu. Plus, how does one get mastitis when exclusively pumping? Well, I called the dr. when my temp was 101 after meds. When I got there it was 102. Shortly after checking me, the dr. declared that it was mastitis and gave me antibiotics to take FOUR times a day and some pain meds. Plus I have a follow-up appointment next week to make sure it is gone. Evidently it can mean surgery if it's not treated effectively. So today I'm pumping a lot, pushing the fluids and trying to have an appetite. And hoping tomorrow is better. I miss David.


my4kids said...

Hey Becci sorry your not feeling well... Mastitis hurts doesn't it!
Plus its not fun feeling sick with a little baby and hubby out of town...Feel better soon

Anonymous said...

((HUGS)) Becci, I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Lori said...

Oh Becci, I hope you're feeling much better today!

Make sure that you eat yogurt too, being on AB's. You can also get something called "thrush" that can be VERY painful (speaking from experience). Hopefully since you're pumping that will be less of a possibility.


purple_kangaroo said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you have mastitis . . . what a miserable thing to happen while David is gone. I'm praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I got Mastitis while exclusively pumping also...same symptoms as you. I added in a few extra pump sessions which never hurts for your supply!

Email me if you need anything!

Hope you're feeling better soon.