Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doing better

Just wanted to give a quick update. Jaxson is doing so much better, the antibiotics got in his little system and did wonders. He is still on the thrush and Augmentin for a few more days. I am doing better as well although it's been a slower healing process. I'm on thrush antibiotics for 3 weeks! My milk supply took a drastic hit so now I will be working on building that back up.

Last week was rough but I am so thankful for the health of my family. I often think of others who have illnesses that they live with on a daily basis or those with terminal illnesses who are living day to day not knowing what tomorrow brings. Sure does put it in perspective. I try to live my life like that, soaking up the love of my boys and not getting mixed up in the daily grind that life brings. It's so easy to worry about the cleaning, laundry and dishes that you overlook what's most important. We try to do things after the kids are asleep at our house so that we can spend our "awake" time playing with them. No matter how tired or sick we are I try to enjoy every moment that God has blessed me with.

I will try and update with pictures this weekend

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thrush & Double Ear Infection

So 2 weeks ago I had the stomach bug and got really, really dehydrated. I probably should have gone to the ER but the thought of sitting in the waiting room hour after hour just wasn't appealinig to me. So I stuck it out and once I could hold something in worked on rehydration. My milk supply suffered greatly and Jax was nursing often. I tried formula but the little toot refused to drink the stuff.

So 3-4 days later I began having dried, cracked nips(for my records, stop reading now if you aren't interested in my personal stuff :). I assumed it was from the dehydration and Jax nursing often. So I busted out the Lanlioh, hoping that would help. At the same time Jaxson was getting a nasty cold. The pain kept getting worse and worse and Jaxson's cold wasn't getting any better. So on Tuesday we were both in extreme pain and I could barely nurse and he still was refusing formula. I also noticed that evening that he has white patches that looked like cold sores on the inside of his cheeks. There were only two spots that evening. I called the on call doctor because I knew that was a classic sign of thrush but she said it was just a virus that needed to run it's course.

That night Jax ran 101-102 fever and began seeping thick, sticky eye goop from his eyes and his nose was awful as well. So I made a doctor's appointment. We were both diagnosed with thrush. By Wednesday at 11:30 his entire mouth was covered with white spots and he was completely miserable.

Thrush in the mother is terrible. I seriously would rather go through birth than have this sort of pain. I cannot pump because it causes the cracks to open back up and bleed. It's just awful. Jaxson was miserable this morning but at lunch seemed to be better. He is on Augmentin for ears and D----- something for thrush. I too am on that and a cream. I'm hoping it kicks in very soon

If he gets another ear infection we will be heading to Dr. Palmer to see if he needs tubes.

Monday, May 9, 2011

First formula

This is more for my records than anything else but Jaxson is getting his first formula bottle today. I had a terrible stomach bug over the weekend that Jax had on Wednesday. I got so dehydrated that my milk supply has suffered and he's just starving! I'm hoping now that I can hydrate this will be his only formula bottle and my supply will quickly bounce back! I know it's a minor thing to worry about but my goal for both boys has always been 1 year and I don't want this to be the beginning of the end.