It’s been 4 days since I went into hospital to have an impacted wisdom tooth removed… Other than them finding the tooth stuck in my jaw bone and having to remove part of the bone which has led to a slower recovery it went incredibly well…
hubby came along with smallest boy so that I could feed him as normal, and the staff on the ward couldn’t have been nicer, they let me stay in the waiting room with them until it was time to go to theatre, and then let them both come in to recovery so that I could feed him there in peace…. the consultant was a lovely man probably in his 60s and as soon as I said I was breastfeeding he couldnt have been kinder, from making sure he didn’t give me anything that wasn’t compatible with feeding, even down to antibiotics which he said were safe but might make milk taste funny so he’d avoid those too…he even congratulated me on bringing smallest boy with me to feed!
sadly there were 2 members of staff who couldve done with some better training… the first who told me I absolutely could not have a general anaesthetic if I was breastfeeding, the second who told me I had to express milk before I went into theatre because I couldn’t feed him afterwards….
the old me would’ve just bowed to both of these comments and probably would’ve ended up back at home with wisdom tooth still intact! Luckily my new found confidence made me question both of these people, and they both disappeared off to ask someone else and came back knowing that I was right…
i was told to go home and rest and recover… on a soft diet for 2 weeks until my jaw bone heals (which is great fun for someone who is already the fussiest eater going!)
Hubby had the next day off work so that I could rest while he took care of the kids, and my mum and sister did the school runs for me on Friday so I didn’t have to show my swollen bruised face…. but having 4 children doesn’t exactly make for much rest!! especially when smallest boy seems to be coming down with something and only mummy or boob will do…. he was up 8 times during the night last night! To say I’m exhausted would be a bit of an understatement!
my mum took middle boy out for a few hours this afternoon when he was going stir crazy, biggest boy was at his dads and stepdaughter went round to friends too so I had a bit of peace with only the smallest grumpy boy to look after so I at least feel a little less like I’ve been hit by a truck now – though I’m much more bruised today so I probably look even worse than before….. not really looking forward to the school run tomorrow!
I have absolutely no plans this week so may just hibernate with smallest boy until i feel better (at least until I can manage to eat enough calories to actually have the energy to do anything other than sit and feed which might be helpful!)
School holidays are very nearly here so I need to feel better quickly, I’m looking forward to 5/6 weeks with all of our monsters (no need to remind me of this when 2 days in they’re all driving me crazy!)