Monday, October 22, 2007

Mastitis and Other Updates

Thank you all so much for your well wishes and love! Also, thanks for the advice and suggestions. I will have many more ideas to draw on next time. Hopefully there won't be a next time, but at least I'll be ready.

Thankfully it did not progress to full-blown, fevered mastitis. I had the warm, swollen, burning, painful breast. And the nausea and body aches and fatigue. But no fever.

So, Coco and I slept a lot and nursed a lot and I drank a lot of water and took lots of warm baths. By Saturday afternoon I was feeling pretty much back to normal. Thank goodness.

Again, thank you all so much.

So, Saturday afternoon I had the chance to go to my sister-in-law Jamie's surprise party. I just love this woman. She is the one on the far right of the picture above. So much of the good that I am has come from knowing her. She so effortlessly loves and lifts and blesses others. She is loyal and kind. She is so smart about so many things and knows how to work hard. Add to this the fact that she's beautiful, hilarious and just plain fun to be around. She also has such an amazing testimony of our Savior and such a graceful way of always trying to be more like him. Now don't you wish she were your sister in law?

The other woman in the picture (the one in the middle with the pigtails) is my sister-in-law Trishelle. I met Trishelle when I was fourteen years old. She is actually the one who introduced me to my husband and I would be obligated to love her if that were the only good thing she'd ever done. But, she is also just so wonderful. She is beauty and light and love. She is one of the most joyful, exuberant people I have ever known. But she is also so good to help others, mindful to their needs and always willing to do what she can. She is an amazing mother, wonderful with all children and has that rare gift of being able to see good in every person and every thing. She also is a great example of faith and helps everyone around to be a better person. Again, aren't I lucky. I've said before that marrying into JDub's family has been fun because of all the brothers I get to have. I am equally honored and grateful to have such wonderful sisters. I have two other marvelous sisters that I should blog about sometime soon also. I just had this picture...

Back to the update...

After the party, we stayed at Trish's house to watch Transformers. As we were getting kids settled down and dinner made, JDub's younger brother opened the oven with Coco right by it. Coco did what any curious, walking 10 month old would do. He walked right up to the oven and put his hand on the inside of the oven door. His poor little left hand is now covered in blisters.

He was very, very upset that night, but after we got him taken care of and calmed down he slept through the night. It hasn't seemed to bother him too much since. We are, of course, keeping a close eye on it and slathering it with aloe.

So, that was my last few days. How were yours?

P.S. Jamie, I hope you don't mind that I stole your picture and your idea. I saw your blog and just couldn't help copying you. :)


Kim said...

Oh no Heather! Poor Coco!!! S did that when he was about 19 months old. He put both hands on the glass of my Mom's glass fireplace. We took him to the urgent care center, since it was both hands, and they gave us some Silvadene cream. It really seemed to help. We would wash his hands (let him play in soapy water), then dry them really gently, put the medicine on them, gauze and then put coban on the gauze to keep it on.
That poor baby boy! Give him loves for me.

Oh and I love that picture, you're a DOLL!

sara said...

Poor little guy!! I always think it's the most sad when our really little ones are hurting - they don't understand what's going on. At least they usually forget about it quickly :)

Joeprah said...

Hope that tot is right as rain in a jiffy. <------ Awesome sentence! Cool pic of the crew. Pig tails are always great with a hat.

Transformers...sigh, what did you think? I, for one (an extremely harsh critic), hated it almost as much as I hated Water World because it was totally pointless...if I don't understand the premise (see moronic with the cube and all) than I am so not going to like the movie...unless it is a comedy.

I wonder how u liked it and it is ok to like it in the face of my extreme criticism. ;)

Check you later cat!

Rynell said...

Hope your baby is feeling better soon. We've dealt with burns--absolutely awful!

Anonymous said...

hi there,
i like your attitude. beautiful also how you said, "So much of the good that I am has come from knowing her." i am glad you popped over and said something to me on the buzz, so i, in turn popped over here. i hope you come back again. your attitude of gratitude is contagious. blessings this day and hope you are feeling much better, kathleen