Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mastitis...Are you kidding me?!

I wanted to update on how my first day "alone" went yesterday.................TERRIBLE! I was going strong up until about noon, when all of a sudden I got a massive headache, body pains, a high fever, and one of my "twins" was swollen and rock hard!

I immediately called my mom (because even though I'm a mom, I still need my momma!), and she told me she thought I had mastitis. Basically I have a clogged milk duct which leaves you in severe chest pain and flu-like symptoms. Adam had to come home from work (his FIRST day back) early to take me to the urgent care. Bleh!

So, these past couple days have been pretty rough. I was so mad that I got this...not only am I having a REALLY hard time breastfeeding, but to get an infection too?!?!?!

This too shall pass, this too shall pass...

Add this to the list of "things-people-don't-tell-you-when-you're-pregnant".

On a positive note, I'm feeling better today :) I have missed being able to be Ellie's mom yesterday & today as I have had to tend to my ailments. Thanks goodness for moms & husbands!


Shannon said...

oh Krystle thats awful! I will pray for your "twins" haha. I am learning a lot from you and being a mommy, so I can apply it one day!
Love you!!!

thekirnancrib said...

noooo!!!! I've had friends who have had mastitis and have said how bad it is... I'm so sorry! praying for you! let me know if you need anything. :)

jenniferlauren photography said...

I had that, TWICE! I think that was the day I wanted to go back to being 6 months pregnant, REALLY badly! They tell you to nurse or pump to help it get unclogged. I remember feeling MUCH better after two days on antibiotics. So sorry we had to have this in common! Feel better!!!!

The Peevyhouse Family said...

I am so sorry about your mastitis! That sounds very horrible and painful, I will say a prayer for you to get well soon. If there is anything I can do let me know.