Thursday, October 28, 2010

What IS it?

For TEN days now I've been battling the same clogged milk ducts and milk blisters.
I am doing everything possible including taking soy lecithin.
Bravely, I have taken a needle to my nipple and pierced the skin so the trapped milk will flow freely.
Everytime it seems like I've gotten all the lumps out--I wake up to start it all over again.

I've kept mastitis away, BUT last night felt a chill coming on. Sure enough, within the hour my temperature had spiken and I was freezing. I went to bed early and burrowed down under my comforter but couldn't get warm despite the fact it was 70 degrees.
It was exactly like the last time I got mastitis--coming on fast and furious.
But, I didn't have the rock hard breast, the red rash and when I pumped milk came out.
Maybe I was getting the flu??

All night long I tossed and turned alternating between freezing and so-hot-I-have-to-take-off-all-my-clothes.

God bless Chicken who took over this morning after I fed the boys.
I conked out, sweated my ass off, then the fever broke, drenching my clothes and sheets. The whole morning and afternoon is a blur.

By 4pm I was ready for some fresh air, felt weak, but fine.

However, tonight, I've still got this red rash on my breast--usually a tell-tale sign of mastisis.

Sigh. I just don't know. I'm so ready for this to be over.


K J and the kids said...

I'm telling's because the damn thing just keeps clogging up.
I have this weird obsession with popping when I popped my milk blister I enjoyed it a little too much.
Have you talked to a lactation consultant about chronic blisters and clogs ?
I wish I knew more.
Good luck !

Jen said...

Have you gone to an LC or OB to have your boob looked at? Maybe you need antibotics to help clear up an infection?

Anonymous said...

I don't have any experience or advice to share but I do hope you feel better soon. It sounds miserable.((hugs))

AdventuresInBabyMaking said...

Poor thing. You've had such a rough week! I don't have any advice either, just wanted to wish you the best. I second (third?) the idea of seeing a LC. Maybe be s/he will have an idea? xo