Sunday, July 21, 2013
Mastitis and Colds + Boo2
It has been a rough couple of weeks. I had a bout of mastitis which was terrible. It came on very quickly, Boo2 sucked so hard on my breast that he bruised it and a blockage came and then came the mastitis. The fever was brutal, I had to get up in the middle of the night (apart from feeding) to have scalding hot baths so that I could sleep. I felt like I had been hit by a truck and my breast was so, so sore but you have to keep feeding and completely draining it so that the breast can heal. I am a little ashamed to say that I cried a few times breastfeeding it was so painful.
I went to the doctor and got some antibiotics and things improved pretty quickly after that. However, hot on it's heels came a cold for myself, JBB and Boo2. We were all pretty miserable and of course, Boo2 getting was the most worrisome - we listened very carefully for any whooping, which I am hoping that he has escaped from. JourneyMan and I, plus both of our Mum's got immunised for whooping cough (there has been an epidemic in Australia) when JBB was born so there hopefully shouldn't be a high chance of him getting it.
Finally, the last few days, I have started to feel better and that has made everything a little easier. I found that I was having a lot of trouble staying patient with JBB during this time, I was just so exhausted. I even went to the doctor to see about post natal depression because I was very worried about myself. I feel a lot better now though, thankfully and whilst, JBB can still push my buttons, I am much more patient with him now.
Now on to Boo2 - he is an awesome kid. So smiley, he started randomly smiling at us at around 5-6 weeks and now he smiles in response to talking, songs and games - it is absolutely amazing. He also goos and gurgles and chortles heaps - it is just so nice. I had to take him to the Children's hospital last week for a follow up on his bronchiolitis that he had back when he was around 6 weeks and they put a camera down his nose to look at his larynx - this was not a good experience for him, he screamed and I had to hold him - I just felt so bad, it was awful for him. He also has to have an overnight sleep study done to make sure that he doesn't have sleep apnoea.
We also had an appointment with the maternal health nurse at 8 weeks and he is putting on weight like a champ (though still only in the 5th percentile) and she said that he looked the picture of health which was great. The only bad thing was that she heard a click in his hip so he had to have an ultrasound to check that the ball joint is developing okay. He has had the ultrasound but I haven't heard back about it as yet - I am assuming that 'no news is good news' but I will have to give them a call this week.
In total in the last few weeks, I have been to 2 doctor's appointments for Boo2, a maternal health nurse appointment and 3 doctor's appointments for myself. I have had an Xray, Boo2 has had an ultrasound and camera down his throat and is having a sleep study done tomorrow night.
I am hoping that things settle down in the next few weeks.
The action for our unit is on Saturday - please cross your fingers that we get a buyer and a good price!!