Monday, February 22, 2010

This is not good to me

Sometimes you have to ask for help. Even if you have no idea what's really wrong.

With both boys, I'm tempted to call the doctor (or consult Dr. Google) over minor things. This isn't the case with my health.

It hurts to feed Baby Plum. He eats all the time, and has been gnawing. I assumed this caused the sores. Yeah, sores. I've been using Baby Anbesol before each feeding, and it wasn't working. It's the second time this has happened.

On Friday I called my doctor's office to get the number of a lactation consultant. She was very friendly, and informed me that Baby Plum's thrush (and my thrush) had never really been healed. And although his mouth isn't white, his throat probably is. My thrush has escalated, hence the sores.

I now have a stronger prescription, and have renewed Baby Plum's medication as well. I also have a 10 step process to go through when feeding. Which frustrates Baby Plum to no end.

On top of this, Baby Plum does not like rice cereal. We've been trying and working with him. Sometimes he won't even open his mouth. But last night, he seemed to get the hang of it, and enjoyed the process more.

Little Elvis, takes pain about like his Mommy, and he's just as clumsy. He cries when he hurts himself. He tells me he does not like the hurt, and asks me to take it away.

When it's really painful, he'll say, "This is not good to me!" I think that about sums up my feelings on these sores.

The medicine and new program are working. Hopefully I'll be sore free by the end of the week... just in time for those teeth to pop through!

Here are my two big boys. Little Elvis just loves to hold his brother's hands.


Blogger JM said...

Yowch! That does not sound good to you at all. Sorry that feeding has all the extra steps, that must be frustrating with a hungry baby in hand. Hope that the medicine kicks in and you both get to feeling better soon.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I had mastitis twice. Ow was it painful but we both made it through just fine. Hang in there!

10:10 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

oh gosh!
i can't imagine.

it sounds worse than mastitis... which i did have way more than anyone should've.

but nothing "special" was done, and J didn't notice a thing. (except sometimes my tears)

glad to read later posts that say things are better.

7:38 AM  

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