Sunday, December 14, 2008

One Sickness After Another

This past month has been the longest and worst month I can recall. I got mastitis when Connor was a week old and was put on amoxicillin to get rid of it. At the same time, I also got the bathroom blues quite severly. By day two, I couldn't take it anymore, so I took some pepto bismol but that didn't help the mastitis. I got it again for the second time about 4 or 5 days after I finished the first round of antibiotics. Only this time it was in the other side. And again, along with the mastitis came the bathroom blues AS WELL AS a 24 hour puking bug. I thought I was dead for a few days. Bless my wonderful mother - she has practically lived here for the past few weeks helping me out. Not only have I been sick, but each of the kids has had the 24 hour puking bug as well, they just had it one at a time and 4 or 5 days apart.
NOW, I am having an allergic reaction to the amoxicillin I was taking to get rid of the second round of mastitis. Cause, you know, the diarrhea and puking were all cleared up, so obviously it was time for something else to go wrong with my body. I couldn’t take the itching anymore and it was just getting worse, so Jey and I went to the hospital today and they put me on steroids for 5 days.
This rash is kind of fun though (aside from the pain of course) – wherever I scratch it gets red and makes a welt. Jeremey thought it’d be fun to write on my back - hence the "Jeys Gurl".
The nurses at the hospital thought it was funny too – they all tried it as well.

I was going for a smiley face amidst all that other scratching

Will my body ever go back to normal???


Dana said...

OH my heck girl!!! I totally feel for you. That is so rough when you are trying to get back on your feet after having a baby. I hope that things get better quickly.

7 of us said...

You poor thing!! You stomach looks way too good after just having a baby...even if it is covered in a rash!! :)

Jenny said...

i'm so sorry. mastitis is awful!!!! and any sickness when you have a newborn is too much. i hope you get better soon.