I just want to complain, as I’m so sick of pain. I know, no one ever said having a child was pain-free, but I’m so over it. I’m over the complications.
So first, I’m still on Cipro as a precaution for the e coli they found in my retained placental tissue. I think I have maybe three more days of that, as a week of treatment was prescribed.
Than, last night I developed this AWFUL pain in my left breast. I thought maybe I hadn’t emptied it well enough, so at 11 pm last night, the last time I pump before going to bed, I pumped extra on that side, thinking that would take away the pain. Well, it didn’t, and it was quite painful to pump on that side. Eric suggested I try some Advil for the pain, which helped, and I was able to get some sleep. Well, aside from getting up at 3 am to pump again 🙂
This morning when I woke that breast was still quite tender, and so I took another dose of Advil. While I was pumping this morning though I noticed the outside portion of that breast is quite red, which seemed alarming. My plan was to come to the NICU to see Nora anyway, so once I got here I called to speak with the OB resident on call.
Long story short, the nurse who first examined me through I have mastitis. Then the OB resident, a male, who knows my husband and his brother quite well (awesome) examined me. Awkward! His take was that since I don’t have systemic symptoms, such as a fever, body aches, flu-like symptoms, I don’t have mastitis. So I was sent away with no drugs. I’m wondering though, isn’t it possible the Advil and Cipro are keeping away a fever? I so hope this doesn’t get worse!
In other news, Nora is completely off oxygen! So awesome to see her face with less tape and tubing! And she’s up to 1,750 grams, as she gained 40 grams overnight! This picture was taken this morning after she finished her breakfast.