This morning at about 2:15 Asa woke up. He wasn’t crying exactly. More just voicing a complaint that he was in his bed alone. Or maybe he reralized Lydia was at Camp Primo and he wanted to be there, too. Regardless, I let him talk for a good 45 minutes. That’s when I noticed I was feeling very uncomfortable. Achiness in my joints and in my back. Then I started getting cold. Like chills. Then even worse I noticed I had a plugged duct. (That’s breastfeeding talk for hurts-like-heck.)

After a little bit more crying (he finally fell asleep at 3:45) and a little more writhing from me, I came to the conclusion that I had mastitis. (That’s breastfeeding talk for excruciating-pain-and-a-fever.)

So, I had to find a new doctor out of the yellow pages this morning. Because I am allergic to penicillin the antibiotics the doctor gave me were something he apparently did not know much about. He said to take them in front of my hubby (his words) in case I had a reaction. Nice.

Now, I’m laying on the couch fighting off a headache and a day of fever. It’s been a fun day.


  1. oh, my! i am so sorry! at least you were one child short while dealing with this! I hope your day is much better tomorrow!
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  2. Ouch. Poor you! I hope the antibiotics work and you’re all better soon!
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  3. oh, what a cruddy day! I hope you feel better fast! (and the healthcare professional in me wants to smack the doctor.)
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  4. Ouch. I hate those plugged ducts… After four kiddos I figured out the best way to alleviate the problem was to pump and massage it until it disolved, not a comfortable thing to do but it worked. Hope you get better soon!
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  5. Oh no!!! I’m so sorry – praying that this is short-lived. Mastitis is so not fun.

  6. Hope you’re feeling better and that we can get together next week!!
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  7. So sorry you have mastitis! Hope you are feeling better soon!! Tell Asa to eat, eat, eat and get that duct unplugged!

  8. HUGS!! I hope you feel better soon!

  9. So, so, sorry. Hope you feel better soon!!
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  10. I think I’ve read online that putting cabbage leaves in your bra is supposed to help with the engorgement from the clogged duct? Yes? no? Never tried it myself. Hope you get some relief soon! And good for you for finding another doctor (yikes on the first one!).
    .-= Stacey @ Tree, Root, and Twig´s last blog ..Expect the Unexpected =-.

  11. Blergh is right! Hope you feel better soon!

  12. Huge hugs! I *knockonwood* have not had any problems with breastfeeding but I hear that mastitis is terrible. I hope the antibiotics help fast!
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  13. What a crummy way to start the day! I had mastitis a couple times when I was nursing, and my doctor told me to put cabbage leaves on my “nursings” and within a few minutes I was feeling lots better. It totally worked for me. Of course, you smell a little like cabbage, but it was worth it. On hot days, it was almost refreshing to pack those cold leaves around on my bust. Almost.
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  14. ouch!! hope you are feeling better soon.
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  15. Oh no! I’m so sorry. I had plugged ducts with Ry, and it was the worst. 🙁 Hot showers seemed to help a little, and gently rubbing it out. UGH. That’s the kind of pain you just don’t forget. Hope the meds work!

  16. Woah! That sounds painful.
    Half of my face went numb two days ago and I had to go to the doctor today. I have Bell’s Palsy and now I have to take steroids that make me hungry and hyper for 15 days… not fun. Oh and that’s if I don’t break out in shingles first.

    Amanda, I don’t think this our week. 🙁

  17. Yikes…that’s enough to make me want to do formula when my baby comes!
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