my 2 tear old daughter was just diagnosed with kidney reflux they put her on a antibotic that they say she could be on till early teens! please help!Answer Question
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:35 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by mommy24519 at 10:47 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 11:12 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
My daughter was diagnosed with grade 2 kidney reflux when she was 7. There is a valve in the tube that takes urine from the kidney to the bladder. This valve prevents urine from going back up to the kidney. Kidney reflux means that the valve is faulty. The antibiotics are to prevent kidney infection. Antibiotics used for the treatment of infections for kidney's and bladder are very specialised for that area and shouldn't have any affect on the rest of the body.
My daughter had two infections before she was diagnosed.
Answer by beeky at 11:25 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
I'm concerned about the length of time that the doctor wants her to take antibiotics. Do you know what grade your daughter is? The grade ranging from grade 1 (the least) to grade 5 (the worst) is used to rate the defect. Our doctor told us that our daughter was grade 2 which meant there was a good chance that the defect would correct itself as she grew. He placed her on antibiotics for two years to allow her body to heal itself, but unfortunately it didn't. He stopped the meds and told us as long as she doesn't have an infection there is no problem but if she gets another one then she will have to have surgery to correct the defect. That was 10 years ago, so far we've not had any problems. Fingers crossed!
Feel free to pm me if you have any more questions.
Answer by beeky at 11:36 AM on Sep. 15, 2009
Answer by mommy24519 at 3:04 PM on Sep. 15, 2009