Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mommy Vs. Noah

Noah and I have both been fighting little health battles over the last month or so. Thankfully, they are not serious problems, just annoying. It goes something like this in a repetitive cycle:

Round One: Noah projectile vomits everywhere. Like massive amounts. Just once. Anywhere from every 3 or 4 days to a week or so. Let's just say this round might have happened at a favorite place to eat. We'll call it Justin's Deli. :-) I keep him home from school, but he's fine. No fever. No more vomit.

Round Two: Mastitis for mommy. (This has been an on going battle for me since Noah's birth. If you don't know what it is, don't look it up. If you aren't a nursing mother there's really no reason for you to know what it is. I was hospitalized for 4 days with this 12 days after Noah was born. I am VERY modest and this is an uncomfortable conversation for me, but if you have had reoccurring mastitis and have any tips for me, email them to me. If you don't, no offense but I don't want to discuss it. Pretend like you never saw this!) Anyway, this comes on very fast for me and I run a fever of about 103 justhours after first feeling it coming on. I am completely miserable for about 24 hours.

Just as soon as one of us starts to feel better, the other one comes back with another round of their affliction. Our recent week went like this: Friday: Mommy. Sunday: Noah. Wednesday and Thursday: Mommy. Saturday: Noah. Oh, and just to try to one up him, I smashed my finger in the door at church today. :-)

We are both being treated with meds and being watched by our doctors. Noah's is being treated as reflux. If his meds don't work by his 6 month check up, they will do an upper GI to rule out Pyloric Stenosis. Obviously we are praying for his meds to work!


tallgirl said...

ugh!! I will be thinking about you. I have never had mastitis, but I have had clogged ducts. I take a hot bath and massage them when I get them. It was the only thing I found that worked. Clogged ducts are painful enough, I can't imagine them being infected.

Jen said...

If it is precipitated by plugged ducts, I have read that lecithin s(sp?) can help. I have had plugged ducts and gotten a bit sick from them, but luckily they cleared up before it became full on mastitis.