Monday, February 22, 2010

Side Effects Include Drowsiness

I must not be as healthy as I think I am because I was struck down with a UTI last week.  To my despair it did not go away with cranberry juice, water, a shower, and a night's rest.  It did not go away on day two after taking dairy and sugar out of my diet, drinking kombucha with cranberry, and a herbal remedy from Whole Foods.  Day three I was dragging at work, but still determined to fight it off.  My boss let me go home and I rested on the couch.  I was feeling better.  But once the kids got home i started feeling the burn again.  My lover cooked me a delicious steak dinner with loads of garlic.  While eating it i noticed that all the times that I felt the most pain were when I was running after the kids, even if I was trying to take it easy.  As much as I love them, i guess that I am not capable of relaxing around them.  So the next day I woke up feeling ok, as usual, but then when Nalini woke up I started to feel pain again.  At that point it was time to throw in the towel and head to the doctor, who gave me a couple prescriptions.  I said, "is it safe to nurse on these?"  She ripped one of them up and instructed me to pump and dump a couple hours after taking the anti-biotic and then I could nurse until taking the next dose.  But, when I received the pills the liner said 'no nursing.'  After a talk with the pharmacist, he convinced me that all the anti-biotics would have the same warning and that it was important i took the one that was prescribed because that is specific to the type of bacteria that I have.    *sigh*  it was hurting too bad at this point not to take it.
So that meant that now is time to night wean Nalini.  How sad, but I must take this as an opportunity to be tough with her about stopping night feedings.  She wakes me up at least three times a night.  She is 14 months old and still sleeping in bed with me, right next to me.  We don't even have a crib or bed for her.  Well, we had one, but then started using it for storage.
Mariano is convinced that we can do it.  Apparently when I am not around she sleeps through the night.
So when she woke up, i started stroking her face and singing her a song.  She cried and did the sign for milk, and tried to undress me, and nuzzled my chest.  But, I told her that she needed to go to sleep and i couldn't give her any milk.  Eventually she stopped crying and fell asleep.  She woke up multiple times throughout the night, and I was sooo tired, but I held out until about 4am.
Then the next night went about the same, and the next as well.  I am hoping that this night she gets used to being denied milk, but i am worried that she is confused about getting it sometimes and not other times.  I wish that I could hold out until daylight.
Now my UTI is pretty much gone, but my stomach hurts, probably from the anti-biotics.  i have been taking probiotics and eating yogurt, but still...
Considering going Paleo because I noticed that it hurts more following grains.  But, what on earth would Kaio eat if there were no grains?

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