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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?
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 :/