So my midwife and her consulting OB told me I had thrush last week and I most likely got it from the antibiotics I was on for mastitis. Well they gave me diflucan and nystatin for my giant rashes. The rashes are insane ladies, redness all over both breasts. Well anyway on Monday I called the midwife again because it was getting worse. And she said she spoke with her consulting OB and they both think I need to see a dermatologist.
Well I still thought it was thrush and noticed henry had a milky mouth and diaper rash, so I took him to the pedi. She said his tongue was just a normal white from milk and that it would be very noticeable if it were thrush. She also asked to look at my breasts. She said that my breast rash looks like dermatitis and to put cortizone cream on it. Did that and it got more itchy and burny.
So yesterday I called 3 derms and 2 of them don't have openings til July and one can see me next Thursday. Crazy I have to deal with this for potentially another week. I decided yesterday to just leave it alone and not put anything on it and it seems a bit better.
Here's something else.... My legs have a tons of itchy dots all over them. Doesn't look like bug bites, looks like hives. What is going on with my body? I'm so uncomfortable, its hard to want to hold my baby close to my chest.
Sounds like an allergic reaction to something! I seriously want to fly out there to give you a break for a day. I honestly don't know how you haven't run away by now. My first LO was difficult and cried a lot and wouldn't nap well, but holy crap, you guys are setting the bar for a rough start to this. Please, please, please find a sitter for the evening and go out and have a giant margarita.
Maybe it is an allergy. I've never had an allergic reaction to anything before. And thanks Joan, I've done a fair amount of whining to my best friend and she told her mom. So yesterday her mom came over and worked her granny magic, because she held him for 3 hours while he slept. And then he was sleepy for the rest of the day and night. Im wondering if he senses my stress from having to deal with all this itchiness and achiness. Poor kid.
Tuesday was bad, he cried for 18 hours straight unless he was nursing. That was the day my rash was really bad. I took him to hos doc and he didnt have a fever and the doc just attributed it to reflux and being overtired. But yesterday and today he has been an angel, sleeping so much, and not waking up screaming, so maybe the meds are working? He's also burping much better, so maybe that's something. I used to burp him for several minutes and nothing would come out.
They definitely sense our stress which is why it's really important to know when you need to step away and take a breather. That's so sweet that your friend's mom did that for you. I bet three hours without swapping sweat with Henry felt magnificent! Hang in there girl. The first three months are always the worst of it.
((HUGS)) Elizabeth, what a run around you've had! I totally understand the stress, I can barely deal with a crying baby for five minutes let alone 18 hours!! I really hope it gets better for you. In the meantime, feel free to vent on here and I'm glad you have friends to talk to as well.
I'm so sorry your having such a rough start. I agree find another babysitter for just a few hours and go to dinner with the hubby just to relax.
Hopefully the dermatologist can help and get everything all straightened out.