I am completely at a loss for understanding what is going on with my body right now. I'm just hoping someone here has had a similar experience and can give me some insight.
I have been running a fever for about 8-10 days. I'm not sure how long, because at first, I chalked the body aches up to overdoing it during the day, and the night sweats I thought were just hormones. Finally, I checked my temperature Monday night and I had a fever of almost 102. I called my CNM the next morning and they saw me immediately. No explanation for why I would be so sick. My tear is healing well, I don't have any discharge that would indicate an infection. She started me on Keflex every 6 hours. It wasn't bringing my fever down at all. It fluctuates, but had been as high as 102.7. The plan was to give it some time to work, and if the fever wasn't coming down, to go to the ER.
I finally went to the ER today. They did bloodwork, a pelvic exam and swabs to check for endometritis. The doctor said everything in there looked normal. My urine came back normal, I don't have a UTI. They ruled out pneumonia, DVT, and a whole list of other things I don't even remember. Finally, they took blood cultures, which will take 3 days to come back. In the ER, my temp spiked to 103.2 and I was starting to act loopy. They gave me a dose of Tylenol, and sent me home. They aren't expecting the blood cultures to show anything, and he basically told me to go home and ride it out.
Meanwhile, my husband is doing 95% of the cooking, cleaning (which is MINIMAL right now), and taking care of our baby 24 hours. I am breastfeeding, exclusively pumping. At the start of all this, I was pumping 4 ounces every 4 hours. Now, I'm lucky to pump 1 ounce. I was several ounces ahead of her with breast milk in the refrigerator. I have enough breast milk left for one bottle, and then I'm going to have to start giving her formula. I can barely get off the couch to shower, much less anything else. My whole body hurts from the fever. DH is at his wits end, though he tries not to show it.
Has anyone else had this happen to them? What could be making my body do this? I'm really scared that something bad is happening and they're not catching it.