Day 13: Lower Oxygen + More Troubles For Mom
The positive first! I haven’t been in since 3 p.m., but as far as I know, Ambrose is down to a 1 flow on his oxygen, or should be soon. They first had to lower him to 1.5 just to make sure he would tolerate it, because a 1 flow means a new nasal cannula — not the high-flow one he’s been on. Exciting stuff!
We also had another really great feeding session at 11 a.m. He seems to be improving every day, which makes me super excited. However, at the 2 p.m. feeding session, he just wouldn’t wake up. So that was a bit of a fail. I’d called up the LC to be able to brag, and…nothing.
As for me, I’ve got another high fever and some incredibly painful plugged ducts, again on the left. I’m not exactly sure what to do at this point. I’m on an antibiotic, so the fever shouldn’t be occurring, right? But there’s no localized redness like mastitis…if I can just keep the fever down and work the plugs out on my own, that would be fantastic. But I’m worried. What if I really do need to go to the ER again? I hate going to the ER, is the other thing. It feels like such an unnecessary thing. It’s days like these that I really wish I was back in Vegas with my familiar military providers.
But anyway. Prayers for my health would be appreciated. I feel like it’s just been one thing after another since last Wednesday. I’m so happy my little guy is doing so well, but at the same time…can’t I just catch a break too?