Good thing I was able to sleep most of the day yesterday because Grunter woke up at 1:15am burning with fever and I was up with him until 4am. Right as I got to sleep….Whoop Whoop woke up. Same thing. I gave them both tylenol, nursed, slept with them on my chest…whatever it took.
October 29, 2010
For TEN days now I’ve been battling the same clogged milk ducts and milk blisters.
I am doing everything possible including taking soy lecithin.
Bravely, I have taken a needle to my nipple and pierced the skin so the trapped milk will flow freely.
Everytime it seems like I’ve gotten all the lumps out–I wake up to start it all over again.
I’ve kept mastitis away, BUT last night felt a chill coming on. Sure enough, within the hour my temperature had spiken and I was freezing. I went to bed early and burrowed down under my comforter but couldn’t get warm despite the fact it was 70 degrees.
It was exactly like the last time I got mastitis–coming on fast and furious.
But, I didn’t have the rock hard breast, the red rash and when I pumped milk came out.
Maybe I was getting the flu??
All night long I tossed and turned alternating between freezing and so-hot-I-have-to-take-off-all-my-clothes.
God bless Chicken who took over this morning after I fed the boys.
I conked out, sweated my ass off, then the fever broke, drenching my clothes and sheets. The whole morning and afternoon is a blur.
By 4pm I was ready for some fresh air, felt weak, but fine.
However, tonight, I’ve still got this red rash on my breast–usually a tell-tale sign of mastisis.
Sigh. I just don’t know. I’m so ready for this to be over.