Today I was finally able to get an appointment with the doctor!
She said I have mastitis really bad. It’s weird – usually mastitis gives you bad fevers, but I haven’t really gotten them. I haven’t had a fever every day, and when I do I’m sure it doesn’t go above 99. However, I took my temperature the other day and it was 96.1 so maybe 99 is a high fever for me…
I got a prescription for an antibiotic. I’m supposed to take it for 2 weeks, and it’s supposed to clear up the infection, and the clog. I hope it works! Last time I had mastitis (when Savannah was two weeks old) the antibiotic did the trick. Here’s to hoping…!
My doctor called in the prescription and I went to the pharmacy to pick it up. However, they didn’t have it in stock so I have go back tomorrow. :-( I was sad about that.
In the meantime, I read that Vitamin C and raw garlic really help mastitis. I figured it couldn’t hurt, so I had Paul run to the store and get some garlic and Vit C tablets. (Unfortunately, orange juice seems to be one thing that doesn’t agree with Savannah so I have been avoiding it, which is why I opted for the tablets.) I took some tonight – swallowing the garlic like pills, blech! I also took some ibuprofen for the pain. Right now I feel much better and able to tackle things. I hope that by Friday I’m feeling a ton better!!
This weekend will be 3 weeks since I got the clogged duct. It’s been too long… I’m worried about any permanent damage that might be left. :-(