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Mastitis :>(

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I have managed to come down with a nasty case of mastitis. It started on Sunday with a bit of pain in my boob. By Monday I had a fever, nausea, headache, and a sore red boob. (YUCK!) I went to the doc on Monday but couldn't get into my office so they sent me to another location. I got a terrible doc who told me to stop nursing and pumping and take Cipro. I talked to my Mom and sister and they told me to keep pumping to drain the ducts.

Last night I had a 103 fever, chills, nausea, terrible headache and my boob was hard as a rock, wouldn't drain when I pumped and I had stringy stuff coming out when I pumped. I went back to my doc today and she said it was as bad a case as she had seen. She put me on another antibiotic and told me if it isn't better by tomorrow I need to go to the hospital for IV antibiotics. It has been such a terrible experience. I have so much pain (although I am on Tylenol 3 now, which helps tremendously) and have felt so sick.

I am praying that by tomorrow I will feel better so I can avoid the hospital routine.


Tara 9:42 PM  

Oh that sounds miserable. I'll say a prayer for you. :(

Michelle 9:44 PM  

OMG, Kristen - that's awful! You're such a trooper. I'm thinking of you and hoping that this clears up QUICKLY. Ouch...

Anonymous 11:11 PM  

:( So sorry to hear that you're not feeling good. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Anonymous 11:57 PM  

Your family is correct... keep pumping. But before you pump get wet, warm cloths and apply to your chest and heat up the area before you start. It really helped me and allowed mroe to be drained off which was really a relief. Good luck.

Anonymous 6:48 AM  

:( I can feel your pain - not a fun time, do the best you can to hang in there! Here's to a speedy recovery!

Kristin, Rod, and Victoria 7:40 AM  

Wow... I thought mine was bad, but that's terrible! Hopefully this round of abx clears it up. (((hugs)))

Plant Girl 10:29 AM  

Yuck! Hope that you're feeling better and avoid IV antibiotics today. Will cross my fingers that you're feeling 100% soon.

Emilie 10:16 PM  

I found pumping IN the hot shower helped drain when I had the clogged duct. That and Fenegreek. (sp?)
Loose the underwire if you are wearing an underwire nursing bra. shoot, loose the bras all together.
I know this sucks out loud.
Keep pumping...



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