Where Do I Even Begin?

Monday, August 31, 2009

I've been MIA from my blog for a few days, but there's a reason.  
It seems that I have come down with a nasty STAPH infection. 

Yes, you heard me right.

What started out as a simple bug bite has turned into something horrible.  
Something that has caused me so much pain, I'd rather give birth again.  
And you all need to know that Michael was 10 1/2 pounds at birth and the epidural never took.

I noticed last Sunday two bug bites, but didn't really pay too much attention to them until Monday afternoon.  
They were really "bugging" me.  LOL!  

By the time I went to bed Monday evening I knew something wasn't right.  
I was in so much pain.  
I woke up early Tuesday morning and drove myself to the emergency room.  
Thankfully I was in and out in 30 minutes.  

The ER doctor said they were just bug bites and put me on an antibiotic.  
I repeatedly asked him, "You're sure they're not staph?"  
He said, "No, they're just badly infected.  They could turn to staph but you'll be on an antibiotic and will be fine."  

Well, Tuesday was horrible.  
Sick, sick, sick.  Fever, headache, awful.  
By Wednesday I started feeling much better, however, one bug bite was growing.  
In fact it was growing so much I started calling it my "third boob" because it was located under my rib cage.

On Thursday I go to my family doctor and show him my new boob 
and he's quite surprised to see it.  
He says right away it's staph and proceeds to take out a scalpel 
and take the top off of this very painful bug bite.  

We find out today if it's MRSA.  

Let me tell you this is no fun.  

I will try to keep you all updated on the continuing drama going on in my life!


  1. Oh you poor thing! Thats really scary, hope the meds fend it off and ya loose that " third boob", lol! Wow, I thought my son was bad at 10 lbs.even, you got me beat:)

  2. Morning Lois,
    So sorry to hear about your bites,
    I am wondering if they could be spider bites, cause a brown recluse spider can cause some terrible bites and damage. You might want to ask the Dr. if it could be that!! Course, guess they tested for staph and mrsa already. Will sure be praying for you hon, and that this too, shall pass quickly!! Hope you will be feeling good as new real soon.
    I have missed you!! Was about to
    write and ask if you were okay!!
    but figured it was just you were getting back into the new school year swing. Hope everything else
    is going well.
    Blessings hon, Nellie

  3. Oh my! My prayers are with you as you wait for the results of your test. I pray you find relief from the pain. Do you know what kind of bug bit you? Nasty little bugs!

    My Michael was a mere 9lbs.15 oz. A little guy compared to yours. I'm glad my epidural took because I had a c-section! Blessings, Loretta

  4. Oh my word - that is crazy! I hope your "3rd boob" heals and goes away soon! I had no idea that bug bites can turn into staph.

  5. Ouch! Well you sure kept a good sense of humor writing about your bug bites. I will be looking for your photo on the tabloid magazines by the check out counter in the market for the photo of the lady who grows 3rd boob:)

  6. Hi Sweet Friend!
    YOUCH!! I can't believe that you are having to deal with something like this right now!!

    Well you can be sure that I am going to the throne of grace on your behalf! The Great Physician has you in His perfect care!

    May He comfort you, and give you a wonderful testimony of healing to share.

    Keep us posted.
    Love, hugs and prayers,

  7. Oh, my goodness, Lois, I am so sorry. I hope you are well very soon. That is scary for sure.


  8. Oh my stars!
    You have had your fair share of unusual events!
    I am praying for you today~friend.

  9. goodness, Lois, what a rough week. I will be praying for a speedy and less painful recovery.

  10. Bless your heart(as we say down south!) I'll be praying for you and hoping that this is resolved quickly!

    Oh, Leah Kate was 9 lbs 10 oz and we got to the hospital too late for an epidural so I know what you mean!

  11. Oh,
    I feel for you!! I hate to be sick!! Hope you are on the mend!! My biggest baby was Gracie at 9lbs 15 oz, same thing with the epidural, did not take!! Actually, out of 4 kids, only one took-lol.
    Prayers going up for you!

  12. Oh no!! I am praying for you - this sounds just awful... nothing worse than being sick. Praying for a speedy recovery.

  13. Oh my! I am so sorry. You will certainly be in my prayers. Take care of yourself

  14. Oh Lois what a horrible time you have been having. I pray you do not have MRSA infection. My father suffered with it from an infection he got while in the hospital. It was no fun for him at all.
    I will be praying for you.

  15. You poor thing! I pray you are feeling better soon.

    My son was 10 lb. 4 oz. and my epidural didn't take either!!! Talking about PAIN!

    I will be praying for you!


  16. Oh my goodness, Lois! I am so sorry you are going through this. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. I'm praying that it is not MRSA! Ouch! So sorry that you are going through this.

    Take care-- I'll be praying for you.

    Linda C

  18. Awwww I hope you get better. I will pray for you!

    Love, Madison

  19. I hope you get to feeling better! Thinking and praying for you!

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  21. Oh my goodness! Bless your heart! That has had to been terrible. I am medically challenged, so would not have known something was staph. It is to your credit-that is for sure-that you could recognize that. I sure hope you are feeling better real soon.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  22. Oh Lois, I can't believe this has happened to you right after the Colonel's episode.
    I hope the treatment works and you are out of pain and feel better soon.
    Do you know if it was a spider bite? Sounds awful.
    Feel better!

  23. I hope that all is getting better and that 3rd boob is going to be gone soon.
    Prayers are coming your way.
    God bless.

  24. OH.MY.GOODNESS. That does NOT sound fun! I am so sorry that is happening to you and I hope it's not MRSA. Keep us posted, and in the meantime, hang in there!

  25. BLESS YOUR HEART!!! And your third boob...

    But seriously, lois I am so sorry. I know you said a fwe times on facebook that you had bug bite problems, but I had NO idea, my friend, how bad it had gotten.

    I am lifting you up into the good hands of the Father who knows all things and am trusting Him for your full and speedy recovery.

    Do keep us posted.



  26. How terrible!
    I will be praying for you sweet lady.
    "LORD, please heal Lois quickly and completely! Amen."

    Blessings and Hugs.

  27. Lois,
    I am SO sorry! :(
    That is no fun!!!
    I will keep you in my prayers, dear!

    Love~ Jen

  28. Oh my dear, be careful, very careful, do NOT tire yourself, keep yourself rested and eat heartily and drink lots of Gatorade, this is nothing to take lightly! I hope it is not MRSA.

  29. Dear Lois, Sorry to hear about the infection you have from the bug bites. I do hope you are beginning to feel better today. You are in my thoughts and prayers, dear blogging friend!
    Kindly, ldh

  30. Was MRSA all along!!!!
    We also thought it was a spider bite or bug bite.
    DH has had it 3 times in the last year on his knee and arm.

  31. Oh no, I am so sorry. You guys have had a rough spring and summer.... Hang in there...


  32. Hope you're feeling better! It is very hard to loose a parent, isn't it? I'm sure you know the feeling of thinking "I think I'll call and tell Mom (or Dad) about that" and then,of course a split second later it dawns on you. Thank you so much for your kind comment.

  33. Bless your heart Lois.
    I will keep you in prayer.
    Keep us updated. Hope you feel better real soon!

  34. That's terrible!!!
    Nothing worst than not feeling well, I know what that's like i get my fair share of not feeling well days too.
    Take care

  35. That's terrible! Hope it's better!

  36. Hi My Friend,
    Just checking in to see how you are. Praying to our Father in your behalf.
    and love,

  37. Thank you so much Lois for your post...you really summed it up beautifully!