I'm sick! :( - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 15 Old 07-19-2009, 11:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
Reha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My little man was born on july 10, and on july 14, I started getting a sore throat. That night I developed a fever, peaked at 102, and finally broke in the early hours of the next day.

Since then, no more fever, but here I am, 6 days now, still have a sore throat, along with coughing mucous and stuffy nose.

I'm so bummed. This is *not* how I wanted to spend the first 2 weeks of my babies life. So annoyed about it!

I started taking mega supplements yesterday, to try and kick this out of my system. I don't know if its viral or bacterial, but if its bacterial, I would really like to avoid antibiotics, as the last think I need is thrush after this. Aside from the fact that we don't have insurance, I don't have a doctor, etc.

But, I am noticing some improvement since I started the supplements yesterday. So, thats good! I can't be sick forever, right?

Anyways, being sick with a newborn SUCKS. So grateful for breastmilk!!!

Mama to ds#1 (7) and a ds#2 (1 1/2)
Homebirth midwife
Reha is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 15 Old 07-19-2009, 11:46 PM
 
Avani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,838
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I always get sick after birthing, usually around the third day postpartem. Our bodies are adjusting to the after birth and our immune systems tend to get comprised. The only way i have found to keep from getting sick postpartem is to get adjusted right away after birth. My lymph nodes got swollen and i got a sore throat so i went and got adjusted and i'm all better! I got pneumonia after my third babe. I hope you feel better soon!
Avani is offline  
#3 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 12:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
Reha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for sharing that! I hadn't even thought of chiropractic! I think I'll go ahead and make an appointment tomorrow, as I could probably use an adjustment even if I am getting better.

Mama to ds#1 (7) and a ds#2 (1 1/2)
Homebirth midwife
Reha is offline  
#4 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 12:31 AM
 
tracymom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Feel better, Mama! Maybe take a probiotic, too? You are right - you won't be sick forever!!!

hh2.gif Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 ribboncesarean.gif, DD 07/09 hbac.gif, and DS2 06/11 uc.jpg.  Feeling more and more blessed with each day!

 

 
 
 
  

tracymom1 is offline  
#5 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 12:36 AM
 
gossamerwindweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
.... get better QUICK mama!!

Angela lactivist.gif, married for 14 1/2 years to DHtwins.gif, mother to DD 8-5-97homeschool.gif, DS 8-5-09 uc.jpgbabyf.gif, and SURPRISE!!! pos.gif due 2-17-12

gossamerwindweb is offline  
#6 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 12:24 PM
 
leighann79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh no! I hope you feel better soon!

Leigh

leighann79 is offline  
#7 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Mama_Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 870
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hoping you feel better soon.
Mama_Michelle is offline  
#8 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 06:13 PM
 
mags's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,909
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope you feel better soon.
mags is offline  
#9 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 08:12 PM
 
plantmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,493
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope you feel better soon too!
DS#2 got sick at 1 week old and I was devestated. Like my breastmilk didn't work or something. It sucks to be sick with a baby who needs you. There is no easy way around it.
If you eat meat, a good chicken soup with some miso added to the broth and kale or spinach always clears me right out.
plantmama is offline  
#10 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 09:43 PM
 
bajamergrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Get well soon, mama!
bajamergrrl is offline  
#11 of 15 Old 07-20-2009, 10:24 PM
 
eli's mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: CT
Posts: 1,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh no! I hope you get better soon!

Jessie. Mama to bikenew.gif(7) : broc1.gif(4) and : toddler.gif22 mo 

eli's mama is offline  
#12 of 15 Old 07-21-2009, 12:46 AM
 
jwoodbri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feel better soon!

Jess ~mom to DS1 8/05, DS2 6/07, DD 7/09 and one surprise 5/11!
Melanoma survivor/patient. Diagnosed 11/09. Wear sunscreen. Check skin. See a derm.
jwoodbri is offline  
#13 of 15 Old 07-21-2009, 01:24 AM
 
blissful_maia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,110
Mentioned: 183 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Feeling any better today, mama? :


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Grateful midwife and peaceful mama to four wonderful people: dd11, dd8, ds5
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and brand new dd 07/23
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
blissful_maia is offline  
#14 of 15 Old 07-21-2009, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
Reha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 2,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not much better, but hopefully soon!

I finally took myself to urgent care yesterday, as I started worrying that it may be strep throat. Test came back negative, though. Doctor said all my throat pain is actually being caused by an ear infection!! My first ever!!!

I debated about taking the antibiotics, as I don't want to deal with thrush, and its been nearly 20 years since I've taken them! But, my throat was so bad yesterday, that I could barely eat or drink.

So, I started them last night. I'm loading up big time on the probiotics, in the mean time. I'm sad that my baby is getting even a trace of the drugs through my milk, but I really have no choice. It's what I have to do.

Mama to ds#1 (7) and a ds#2 (1 1/2)
Homebirth midwife
Reha is offline  
#15 of 15 Old 07-22-2009, 12:11 AM
 
bajamergrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bajamergrrl is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 7,479

19 members and 7,460 guests
aquatic07 , Atiya Riaz , cloa513 , Dear_Rosemary , dougmotz11 , Emaye , frugalmama1 , girlspn , greenfro01 , incorrigible , katelove , lightinp03 , mamapigeon , shantimama , Steinn , tifga , worthy , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.