Been MIA for quite a while!
It's hard to believe but for the past 5 weeks I have been dealing with... a plugged duct that turned into... 10 days of running a fever/mastitis that turned into.... an abscess that didn't want to clear up! Three trips to the emergency room and two followup appointments.. Plus have been on antibiotics for nearly a month. (Poor baby's digestive system has seen better days. Lots of probiotics for both of us.)
SO! Had an incision & drainage/I&D yesterday. Now have dime sized hole in my boob that I have to pack daily. Thankful to be able to still breast feed thru these challenges!
And speaking of breastfeeding - thru this whole terrible experience I googled recurring mastitis causes. Discovered my little sweet pea has a lip tie (upper labial tie) and tongue tie. Baby has been having lots of fussiness/gas, can't latch properly, clicks a lot while he eats and I still have to support my breast while he's eating or he ends up hanging on to just the nipple - OWCH!
I knew something wasn't right all along but figured it was just me/first time mom or baby was sensitive to certain foods or... SOMETHING?!?!
The ENT dr said that it wasn't a big deal, that even if he were to fix it there wouldn't be big changes in breastfeeding...but he's never breastfed a day in his life, either lol. Therefore, we are going to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to have a skilled dentist there perform a laser procedure on Nolan. Appointment set for Halloween!
Thru all of this, I've been on an elimination diet to try to see if that was part of the cause of Nolan's tummy troubles (started the week before The Boob happened haha). Didn't want to add foods back while he was dealing w/diarrhea from antibiotics so have just now begun. He's fine with eggs and nuts BUT doesn't like corn - and neither do I, evidently! I was allergic to corn as a baby and when I added it back, we both had a noticeable reaction. Tummy troubles again for him, face that got all hot and red for me..
It has been a rough 5 weeks - especially with my poor husband trying to study for midterms, go to class full time, take me to the ER, etc. etc. etc. but thankful to hopefully, prayerfully, see the end now!
Thoughts & prayers for all of us would be appreciated!