Thursday, December 4, 2008

I can't stop blogging about female genitalia.

With my infertility and pregnancy blog, I was constantly talking about vaginas, cervix, uterus...the works.

I had no intention of carrying on that tradition with the mommyblog, but my daughter is leaving me no choice.

Today's genitalia discussion will be about nipples.

Unbelievable that the day I post about being a hypochondriac, we end up with another issue, and this time it's not my paranoia.

A few days ago, I noticed a tiny spot of blood on Sabrina's onesie. We had been at a function that day and many people held her, and since there was nothing on her body that looked like it had bleed at all, I assumed someone had a cut that held her.

Then a couple days ago, I noticed another one. Turned her onesie inside out and saw there were several little dots of blood, all around where her nipples are. She's also been running a low grade temp for several days (99.5 and below), and when I contacted the advice nurse she told us to just watch for any other symptoms since that's not considered a fever at that temp. Well, I call bleeding nipples a symptom. The funny thing is (funny as in weird, not ha ha since even I couldn't find the amusement in this one) she has been acting totally fine. Good mood, smiley, giggling, eating and sleeping great.

I call the advice nurse to make an appointment, tell her what is going on and she responds with the phrase I am unfortunately very used to hearing from the medical profession, but a phrase I didn't want to ever have to hear for my daughter - "Wow, I have never heard of that."

It may sound bizarre, but I didn't want Sabrina to get anything biologically from me, since I'm always such a medical mystery myself and lemme tell you - chronic pain and problems with no answers or no treatment sucks ass. I don't want her to go through that. Most people watch shows like "Mysterious Diagnosis" or "House" for the entertainment value. I watch for answers. It's sick.

Our pediatrician said the same thing. "To be honest, I've never seen anything like it."

Fantastic. I mean, I know she's special. I know she's unique. But could she perhaps exude those qualities in arenas other than the medical community?

Now we're waiting to here back from our pediatrician who is waiting to hear back from the endocrinologist he is consulting. My 3 month old baby already has a specialist. They don't seem to think it is anything serious (and the whopping 3 cases that have been reported within the last 25 years all turned out to be a clogged mammary duct - yes, you read that right, 3 cases. Thank you google. "this extremely rare condition..."), but we don't want to miss anything either.

This blog is not going to turn into a medical blog like my last one. I want to talk about her finding her feet, not bleeding nips. For Christ's Sake.

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