Friday, November 27, 2009

This Thanksgiving? it Stink. Stank. Stunk.

Let's start with the negative first.

What I'm NOT thankful for: clogged milk ducts, MASTITIS, 101.5 degree fevers, doctors offices and urgent cares that are closed on Thanksgiving Day, a screaming baby with an upset tummy while I have a 101.5 degree fever and no husband at home to help.

What I am thankful for: A husband who comes home when I beg, my mom and dad being in town, an aunt to runs over to help, a cousin who insists that I call my doctor EVEN IF IT IS THANKSGIVING BECAUSE YOU NEED HELP AND THEY ARE PAID FOR THIS DANG IT!, 24 hour pharmacies, drugs, and a super cute baby who is happy now, even if he won't take his nap like he's supposed to.

The verdict of this whole situation: Most likely I'll be getting surgery on Monday. We'll see if the drugs work, but I'm not very hopeful.

11 comments:

Lauren Porter said...

I had mastitis 3 times with Madelyn in 1 month. I feel for you and am SO sorry you have to deal with that pain. IT IS NOT FUN!!!

Bud & Kim said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I hope you feel better soon.

Marcus, Angie & Bug said...

surgery for mastitis? how awful!!! never had it and i am soooo glad! (knock on wood) it's no fun beingsick on thanksgiving. last year was terrible..this year luckily i got over my sickness just in time! hope you are feeling better! good luck!

Scott and Kim said...

Oh, I feel for you. It is horrible. Little natural lacation tip...send Josh to the store (Fry's or sprouts) to get Soy Lecithin. It's a capsule and it is an emolient - it will make your milk smooth able to get through the plug easier. If you're still plugged up, take 3 pills 3 times a day until it opens up. If opened, take 1 pill 3 times a day for a week or so to make sure it doesn't come back. They add this ingredient to chocolate so it doesn't clump! Good luck!

Wendi said...

Yikes! That doesn't sound good the whole mastitis thing. Good thing for husbands and family.

Lyssa said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough Thanksgiving. Hopefully the rest of your holiday season goes well :)

Tanner and Chelsey said...

Oh Laura, Yuck!! Keep us all posted on how you are doing. Hopefully you won't need surgery but if so our prayers are with you and good luck. Get feeling better!!

The Oylers said...

Yuck none of that sounds like fun. Hope things get better soon.

Jathan and Heather said...

Larsipoo!!! Hope you're feeling better, and that you wont need that surgery tomorrow. Let me know how things go okay... Miss ya! Heath

Whitney said...

Oh i know your pain!!!!!! I never was on meds but I seriously cried everytime I nursed. It went away after a couple of days. I probably should have called a doctor.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry. I didn't know surgery was a treatment for mastitis. I hope everything gets better soon.