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December 12th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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The day after I brought charles home from the hospital, 12/8, we took him for his first newborn checkup. Well, on the way down the stairs, I fell down a few steps while holding him. Thankfully he didn't hit the ground, but my knee and arm did.

The doc said it didn't look like he got hurt, but he had jaundice so I needed to have his bilirubin level checked.

DH is out of leave for work(he works from home) , so he took dd home and I would take the bus back after his blood test. Well that took all day and I noticed my arm and shoulder had started hurting (but so did everything else! I'd spent most of the day walking around and holding the baby.)

When I got home, I stayed off my feet and asked my Mom if she could help the next day. She did, but I ended up walking around all day again, and realized that maybe I pulled something.

The problem is that I'm breastfeeding, AND the baby is supposed to be on special lights 24 h a day to get rid of the jaundice. I called the doc and he said to go to the er... but I'd be there for at least 6 hours.

I can't see keeping the baby away from the lights for that long and I don't have a functional pump, so leaving him with dh isn't an option.

I can't really walk on the leg anymore so I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?
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December 12th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Can you plug in his lights at the ER?
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December 12th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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ugh...I don't have any suggestions but I'm sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you recovery quickly.
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December 12th, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Not in the waiting room. I worked at the local ER and wait times are crazy there, at least 2 or 3 hours in the waiting room, which has seats, a tv and vending machines. they go by order people come in and the nurses there annoy me because there is no sense of priority or speed. I've seen a sick newborn that came in at the beginning of my shift and still was waiting by time I got off 8 hours later :/
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December 12th, 2011, 10:41 AM
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DH said see how long the wait is there, and if its not too long I'll go in.
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December 12th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Wow, I don't know! Can you go to an urgent care center instead? Or call your OB and ask? I would try to avoid the ER anyway with a newborn, but I'm not sure where you should go! KUP!!
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December 12th, 2011, 05:12 PM
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maybe go to urgent care instead? usually the wait is short or non-existant and they'd do just as thorough an exam as the ER would and have xray capabilities if they think you need one.
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December 12th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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The urgent care was closed, and the ER waiting room is packed I'm going to see if we can go to another town or something.
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December 12th, 2011, 07:00 PM
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I hope that you are able to get looked at soon!
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December 12th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Oh no I hope you find somewhere to go soon! I don't have any advice sorry but I hope things are okay with your arm and knee!
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December 12th, 2011, 07:19 PM
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I hope you find somehwere to get checked out. I hope you feel better soon. You don't need to be in pain while taking care of a newborn.
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December 13th, 2011, 05:15 AM
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feel betteri hope that they can get you in
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December 13th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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apparently I sprained my foot, but my arm is some kind of inflamation from my iv!

But today, I left dd with dh and just spent 4 hours to get that news
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December 13th, 2011, 03:51 PM
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I am sorry about the sprain, but glad that you were able to get some answers! I hope that you feel better soon!
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December 13th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Hope you recover quickly!
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December 13th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Ouch! I hope your sprained foot heals soon!
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December 13th, 2011, 06:17 PM
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Ouch! Sorry and I really hope you feel better soon!
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