Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mastitis!

I'm suffering from mastitis. For those unfamiliar with mastitis, it is an infection of the breast tissue that causes pain, swelling, and redness of the breast (sorry for the graphic description, but that's what it is).

And I can assure you, it is painful. I also suffered a fever and flu-like symptoms which is common in women with this infection. And in case you are wondering how one gets mastitis, well, unless you are nursing, you probably don't have to worry about it.

I have a call into my doctor - if it doesn't start to improve, I'll most likely go on an antibiotic. In the meantime, the best treatment is to continue nursing. Ideally, the infection will clear up on its own, but many women end up on an antibiotic.

If you could say a prayer for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Nursing is painful, and when I have the fever and aches, it's difficult for me to do much of anything. Matt has been wonderful although he continues to suffer through his crud. Our house is a hot mess! I pray that we can all turn a corner soon allowing us to better enjoy our sweet lil' family.

10 comments:

  1. I love you. Praying!! Do you need more puppy chow?

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  2. Poor things! I hope that you all feel better soon!!

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  3. Mastitis is horrible! Keep feeding and pumping (if you are the pumping type)! I will say a prayer for you! - laurie

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  4. Love you sweet friend! I am praying that all of this yucky stuff goes away! Please, let me know if you need help during the day!

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  5. I can't believe all the crap/crud you all are still enduring! praying. let me know if there is anything else I can do!

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  6. Yikes... that is awful! Worry not, I know you and your family are strong and can get over all of this nastiness.....it will just make you appreciate it more when things quiet down and everyone is well. Let me know if I can do anything to help! ~Lo

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  7. Praying you're already well on the road of recovery!

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  8. Aww, Ali, I'm so sorry! I will absolutely be praying. How are you now? I hope you've felt some relief since Tuesday. *hug*

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  9. i just prayed for you Ali. Don't worry about the "hot mess," just get some rest!:)

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  10. You poor thing! I know how you feel-I had mastitis twice, and it was awful. I managed to avoid it with my third, but only because I pumped like crazy so I wouldn't get engorged. I say go on the antibiotics asap because they will help.

    p.s. I've been reading your blog for a while, I just never commented, but I love it. I think I found you from Marla (who I adore!)

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