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Bad news: I absolutely have an infection in my c-section incision, plus cellulitis. It's pretty bad. Went to the doctor yesterday. There was actually a small opening in the incision and she had to cut it open more so it can drain. I lost it. SO painful. And now there's a second opening just since yesterday. I feel so bad for SO because he's the only one that can help me take care of it right now because I can't mess with it standing up, and I can't see it if I'm laying down. I feel awful that he has to do it. I know he didn't sign up for this crap. He even helped me when we were still in the hospital with changing my pads and stuff. How many guys would do this for a girlfriend they've been with barely a year? He's so amazing and I have no idea how to make it up to him.
Good news: I have -some- milk coming in. It's not much, but when I nurse Anna I try to hand express some and there's a little bit that comes out usually. Not always, but usually. Just tiny drops, but at least I know it's there. Still waiting on my pump from the freaking insurance company though. But regardless, at least she's getting some breast milk.
Otherwise, she's taking her formula like a champ, but must be hitting a growth spurt or something because she's been eating 3 ounces sometimes and not spitting up. I've also had to try a pacifier just today because even after her belly HAD to have been full, she was still rooting and fussing for more food. I know babies just like to suck for the heck of it and the pacifier did the trick. If I try the paci and she's actually hungry, she spits it out after a minute and starts fussing for food so I know she'll let me know the difference. Hopefully it doesn't mess up her nursing, but if the bottle doesn't, I can't imagine the paci will.
Oh no, I will be praying for the infection and cellulitis to heal quickly. That stuff is no joke. But yay for such a supportive SO and for breast milk! I hope things improve very quickly! Keep us posted on how you are doing.
I'm so sorry, that just sounds so awful! I will be praying that you heal quickly. And believe me, the men we love would do anything for us. I've been with my hubby over 8 years and I still would have trouble asking him to do something like that for me, but I know he would because he loves me.
Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear about the infection. =( What do you have to do to kick it? How scary!
Did they use staples or stitches?
I'm on keflex right now. They sent off a culture to be sure that the keflex will be effective at treating it. we have to clean it 3 times a day and apply peroxide to the open areas. Thank goodness the incision is still mostly numb. It's draining a lot, which is good. Honestly, I think it's starting to feel better finally. I hope that it's actually getting better. They used stitches on the inside of the incision and skin glue on the outside. THe incision itself looks great according to everyone that has seen it. A lot of it is due to my weight and the extra fluid I'm carrying still. The more fluid that stays in, the less gets filtered out and the more chance that an infection can start up.
And about my SO - He IS being a champ (like Karry said). I would have never guessed he'd be so supportive and attentive when I first got pregnant. I mean, we broke up and he didn't even want to keep the baby. It's amazing how people can change and grow. He's so in love with Anna, too. He never did have that "oh god, it's so little. I can't hold her/change her/dress her because she'll break" moment. I just wish there was a way I could tell him how much I appreciate it all. Words just sound so flat right now
Anyway. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers everyone! Keep 'em coming!