I am recovering from an awful case of mastitis that I got Friday. Mastitis is caused by a blocked milk duct that becomes infected. It causes flu-like symptoms, and in my case my fever went all the way up to 104! It started early Friday morning with breast soreness on the left side. By breakfast I was starting to feel achey and had a headache. Since it was Friday, and I knew how hard it would be to get a doctor over the weekend, I thought I should try to get an urgent appointment. The doctor confirmed that it was mastitis and gave me an antibiotic. By the time I got home around noon, I felt horrible. And as the day progressed my fever got higher and higher. It didn't finally break for good until Saturday evening, and then it dropped really low -- 97.3. I felt very weak and sleepy, but after a good night's rest, I feel much better. I'm still weak, but by contrast, I feel like a different person. Thankfully, I had a lot of help from my mom and dad and Trey otherwise I don't know how I would have coped. I could barely stand from being so dizzy. Trey helped me with nighttime diaper changes so that all I had to do was feed Davis and go back to sleep. The grandparents kept Addison occuped as did Finding Nemo and Toy Story **wink, wink**.
I'm really ready for some normalcy. Between Addison's illnesses, the difficulty of the pregnancy, and now the mastitis, I am SO ready for life to settle down and just be quiet and normal.