We had to take Wyatt back to the pediatrician today because she was concerned that he had lost too much weight since birth at our appointment yesterday. So we had about 18 hours to pack on those lbs. 😜. The appointment went well, he was up 2 ounces from yesterday and things are looking good. Yay!
I figured, while we were with a medical professional, I’d ask her a quick question about myself. The night before, I had a sudden chill that was insane. I couldn’t speak, my jaw was rattling, I was shivering and just could not get warm. John and my brother’s fiancé Jessica covered me with quilts, put two pairs of socks on me and we called the nurse line. They were absolutely no help. I was finally able to warm up about 15 minutes later. That was some scary shit.
It tripped us all out so I wondered if maybe the doctor had heard of this sort of thing happening to other moms post partum. Or perhaps she’d say that it was a side effect from one of my many medications. Nah. Instead she got me an appointment downstairs in urgent care.
At this point, Aaron and Jessica- who had been at the Drs appointment with us- had to drive back up north to get home. And John was with the boys. We agreed he would take them home to get them out of Germ Town and come back for me when I was done.
The doctor who examined me was a little on the harsh side at first. Mind you- I am beyond sleep deprived, a little stressed, in pain and just fucking over being at Kaiser- and I started to cry. A lot. Could. Not. Stop. And she let up. She rattled off several things that could have caused my chill episode. None of them sounded cool. Haha see what I did there? Chill? Cool? Yeah? Ok
They did X Rays, blood work, pee tests, hooked me up to an IV, and gave me a super special pelvic exam. After 5 hours it was determined that I have the beginning signs of mastitis. AKA a Swollen/infected boob. I need to continue with the cabbage and ice packs and was given antibiotics and a medicine not used anymore to stop my milk supply.
Hey, remember back when I said I am kind of a big deal around Kaiser? 😉 Well I’m only getting more popular. The doctor didn’t even have to say my name to the hospital OB and Oncocologist on call and they knew who I was when she was collaborating. Like a Kardashian or something. Sarcasm.
Luckily my friend Sully was able to meet me at urgent care earlier in the day to take me home once I was freed or to the ER if more tests were needed. We entered a whole new friend level today. 🍈🍈 My boobs are bigger than melons. For real. If I could detach them, I could easily knock someone out if I threw them. Weird visual huh? Anyways, poor Sully had to help me stretch my tank top over my boulders. We’re like, breast friends. 👯
My boobs used to be a fun accessory. Now they are just pains in my mamms. 😅