Thursday, December 1, 2011


Well.. in case you were wondering-- It is highly unlikely that I ever had any sort of uterine infection. While I was in the hospital I was so doped up on IV antibiotics and fluids that by my fifth day there my white blood cell count was normal, my fever went way down, and I appeared to be on the mend. That being said, my symptoms matched the uterine infection symptoms to a T so I don't blame anyone for the mistake.

After I was released from the hospital, I continued to have fevers every night at home. I had hot/cold sweats and my OBGYN urged me to go get an ultrasound of the lymphnode in my armpit. Two days after being released from the hospital I did and immediately afterwards, I was rushed to surgery to drain the lymphnode (it was the size of a golf ball). I'm not normally so dismissive of golf ball size lymphnodes, but I had other crap going on that was distracting me.

Seriously, the week after my delivery was a shit show. I had fevers, I had an ultrasound, I was rushed to surgery. On our way to surgery we were rear ended. The day after, John woke up with gout and couldn't move his leg.

Thankfully, now that we are 3 weeks out we are on the mend and order has been restored in our house.

I find it quite hysterical that the easiest part of this entire saga was my c-section.

I hope that others find peace in the fact that my c-section was finished on November 10th at around 1am. By 9:30am, I got myself out of bed, walked to a wheel chair and headed down to the NICU to feed my baby. Within 24 hours I was fully mobile. It didn't feel awesome, but it wasn't terrible and I never needed anything more than motrin to kill the pain (not even in the hospital).


ms. mindless said...

WOW. That is intense. I am so glad you made it through such an ordeal and are so positive about it. Glad you are home!

Nora said...

You a trooper Ashley! Lets see some more handsome baby pics! :)

Sonya said...

That is crazy! Glad you are doing better!

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

I just read your whole birth experience and dang! I've been saying lately that the hospital is crazy and it appears to be everywhere. I'm glad that you and baby Grayson are doing well! He is so handsome. I can't wait to read all about how fabulous he is! I hope you are doing well and everything is going smoothly at home!!

Unknown said...

Ugggh...What drama you have had! So glad that everything is finally okay.

Classy Fab Sarah said...

Wow, what an insane week that was! I'm glad you're finally on the mend though!

Anonymous said...

Only Motrin? You rock. I'm glad everyone is on the mend.

Dancy said...

Motrin is amazing. Seriously. I had 2 herniated disks in my back & sometimes Vicodin didn't help as much as Motrin.

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