Posted by: amamasblog | November 24, 2007

This is Getting Ridiculous!

On Tuesday, just short of a week from my last bout of sickness, I started getting some pain in my breast.  I thought maybe my bra was too tight.  Later in the evening,  I realized I had a plugged milk duct, but by then my breast was burning and turning red.  I knew I had mastitis.

I had mastitis at the beginning of the year, and even though that had been the first time I had it, I didn’t call the doctor right away.  I tried some natural remedies to cure it over the weekend.  For me, that was a HUGE mistake.  By Monday, I was so sick, I could barely get out of bed.  It felt like the worst flu I had ever had, and my breast had swollen to about 4 times it normal size, and I was in extreme pain from it.

So this time, no messing around with it!  On Wednesday morning, I called my doctor and left them a message before I had to go to work.  At 9am the receptionist called me and said the doctor had a prescription for me!  I went right after work and got it, and took the first dose.  I am so happy that I never got that flu feeling, and my breast didn’t get any more swollen, or painful.

Yesterday I felt under the weather, but I rested in the morning until it was time to get ready to go to the relatives for Thanksgiving.  I felt OK- not great, but I have certainly felt worse.

As we were leaving my uncle’s house at 8, to come home, Cole started this deep, chest coughing, and he was burning up!  By the time we got home, he could barely breathe from the congestion, and he had a very high fever.  We thought he could have croup, but he wasn’t “barking,” and if we held him upright, he could breathe much better.  

 He did not have a good night.  He tossed and turned and woke up about once every hour.  At one point he was just crying, saying, “mama, mama,” over and over again.  I felt so bad for him.  He finally fell asleep on me, and we both slept for about 3 hours. 

Today he was pretty cranky, still had a fever, but his breathing sounded better.  Then this afternoon, Joe took him to sit down stairs with him, so I could rest, and he threw up.  Right after that, Cole seemed a lot better.  He started pointing at food, and he ate a lot!  He didn’t vomit again, and I think it is the congestion is all piling up in his stomach as well.

So I am listening to him breath while he sleeps, to make sure he doesn’t have any problems, but he still has a fever, and is having some congestion in his chest.

I am SO, SO, tired of us being sick!  I don’t know what else to do. I have started taking some Emergen-C, and an immunity builder herb, since I think that is what brought on my mastitis- I am sure my immune system is weak, since I am still recovering from my last sickness.

Oh yea- Joe caught that same stomach bug I had last week, on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Please send us some healthy thoughts- we sure need them!



  1. WOW!! You guys have had a bad run of it! Cole sounds like Quinn did when he had bronchiolitis. It sounds like whatever RSV-like thing is going around. How miserable. Get better SOON!

    We’ve discussed this before, but I’m a huge believer now in abx early with mastitis. I’m with you – I was SICK.

    Have a quiet, healing weekend.

    Oh – and the winter that Q was so sick I took hand sanitizer everywhere and was very strict about hand washing. I keep reading things that say that sanitizer doesn’t work or that it’s dangerous…but we stayed well from the end of November until the end of Feb/beg of March using it. We may have just been lucky…but I was relieved.

  2. I’m so sorry that Coley got so sick last night…I hope you guys got some sleep and he’s over the worse of it. Please keep me posted: we’re worrying about you guys!

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