OK so another breast infection update here. I try and leave out the unnecessary parts like when I went to the ER on my OBGYN orders and they sent me home :). Fun stuff I know.
So I finally got in to see Dr Evans. She is a pediatrician and a breastfeeding specialist, and she is awesome. (She called me personally yesterday to give me the test result and ck on me.) I spent at least an hour with her at my appt. She get this… actually called to see what bacteria is growing in my petri dish down at the hospital. LOL. Imagine that calling to get a test result. So they won’t know for sure until next week but they are concerned about what bacteria I have growing inside. (I’m getting better I have no red, fever infection at this point). But she has upped my dosage on the antibiotics because it is not completely gone. I got the chest x-ray to make sure the bacteria didn’t come from my lungs. I also went back to see the surgeon that drained the milk/fluids again. She tried to re-open the wound track so it would keep draining but didn’t have must success. This was just yesterday. All and all, I’m ok. This is quickly becoming the summer I want to forget. I’m hoping when this is all over I can scrounge up some money to at least go to the beach for a day with my kids. We had between us 4 Dr’s Apt’s just this week. Celeste caught strep throat and Joe is finally getting over an ear infection. Ugh.
Thanks to everyone whose been able to help myself and the kids. I am eternally grateful.
I leave you with this quote from a talk given by President Hinkley. Which he share these thoughts from a sister.
I looked at that house: and saw the light on in each of the rooms. I thought of a all of those children who were home waiting for me to come and meet their needs. My burdens felt heavier than I could bear.
“I remember looking; through tears toward the sky, and I said, ‘Dear Father, I just can’t do it tonight I’m too tired. I can’t face it. I can’t go home and take care of all those children alone, Could I just come to You and stay with You for one night? I’ll comeback in the morning.’
“I didn’t really hear the words of reply, but I heard them in my mind the answer was: No, little one, you can’t come to me now. You would never wish to come back. But I can come to you.”
I feel that he has come to me a great deal lately in wonderful friends and family that have been to willing to pitch in and help. thanks. m