Tuesday, July 14, 2015

07-14-15 They're back... And a toe update.

After a very long weekend of the big kids visiting their grandparents, they are finally back! It was such a joy to walk in my door this evening and see them there! C was excited to show off her new pair of shoes and her Frozen pjs. Big E couldn't wait to show me his Minion socks and new shoes. 

After dinner, we rode bikes and took a walk over the stinky bridge. It is so wonderful knowing that all my children will be sleeping under the same roof tonight... Our roof!

I know what you are thinking. "It's been such a long time since Joanna has mentioned anything about her toes. They must be all better!" Unfortunately, dear friend, they are not. After three rounds of antibiotics, they are still swelling up! In fact, a third toe is now in on the action. The doctor wants me to go on a certain antibiotic he is sure would knock it out, but he said I would have to not nurse the baby. (I told him 1-2 weeks of pump and dump was not an option, so we need to figure something else out. ) Here's the plan. I will be taking a combination of two breastfeeding safe antibiotics for the next two and a half weeks to get me through my upcoming vacation. If the infection goes away, great. If not, we will be pulling out the big guns. I will be taking the antibiotic he wants me to take, but I will be taking it intravenously. That means it won't be going through my digestive track, so I will still be able to nurse. However, I will have to hook myself up to an IV line two-three times a day (twenty minutes at a time) for two weeks. (At home, at work, wherever I am.) Hopefully it won't come to this, but I'm willing to do it if it means that I won't have to stop nursing. (Can you tell I'm a huge advocate for breastfeeding?!?) 

So for the next few weeks, these guys will be my buddies. Hard to imagine I'm going to be taking them all of them, but I'm not planning on missing a dose! Let's kick this infection! (Cheesy pun totally intended!!)