I think one of the greatest things about modern America is the computerization of medical records. As a volunteer sheriff I can look up anyone’s psychiatric records or surgical histories. Yeast infections… there are a huge number of yeast infections in this county. Probably because we’re downriver from that old bread factory… -Dwight, The Office
- Dear Thrush– you are cruel, evil, incredibly painful, and I wouldn’t wish you on my worst enemy! My poor tatas were on fire, throbbing, and it felt like Piglet had a mouth full of glass every time he nursed. Thank you for starting to go away thanks to powerful meds from my Dr. Now kindly never come back you yeasty beasties!!
- Dear on call pediatrician-telling me my diagnosed thrush from my OB was a latching issue is offensive. Not bothering to examine my son for thrush until I made you was worse. Finally relenting and admitting it was thrush was good of you, but the lack of apologies was rude. Also trying to tell me thrush doesn’t hurt babies makes me question why you’re even a pediatrician in the first place. My normally very sweet, mellow baby was screaming in agony every time he nursed, and was so fussy and miserable. And how can a yeast infection be so painful for me and not hurt him at all, especially on his delicate little tush. For SHAME cracktastic pedi. I’m so glad you’re not Piglet’s normal Dr.
- Dear Piglet-you can slow down now. Rolling over at 1 month is pretty amazing, but I’m scared you’re growing up way too fast. Plus I am now terrified to lay you down on the couch for fear you’ll roll off. Also, you get more adorable by the day. Thank you for your patience while I cried from the pain of the thrush while you nursed. I’m glad we’re both feeling better, and I’m so grateful that you gave me lots of great sleep last night. Also, good job on gaining a whole pound in just 4 weeks! You’re amazing little man! Oh, and one major benefit to bare booty time to heal your rash is the chance to snap adorable photos like this. You are too cute for words!