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11 month old granddaughter has UTI. :-( Strangely not OT

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My DS has a DD with my neighbor's daughter (AD for short).  We live in GA.  DS & DIL live in OH.  AD took GD to visit DS and DIL last Wednesday.  GD got a fever Wednesday night.  DIL called Pedi and got her in Friday.  DIL told him about symptoms including strong urine smell.  Dr checks GD & says virus, keep her fever down & hydrated.  Bring her back next week if she's not better.

Last night fever spikes to 102.8  DIL takes her back thinking ear infection.  DS had them frequently as a child.  Pedi checks ears, nose, & throat.  All are fine.  When he touches her neck, GD cries.  Pedi calls for DS to come to office & starts checking for meningitis.  Meanwhile, GD pees and odor is off the charts.  Pedi checks diaper area and finds discharge in her privates.  They find bacterial UTI.  Pedi says GD must stay with them until she is fever free without meds for 48 hours.  GD was supposed to come back tomorrow.  :-(

Pedi wants them limit her BM intake, citing BM as the possible cause.  He says that if AD drinks lots of caffeinated/sweet drinks, it can cause the UTI.  He also suggested poor bathing habits, letting GD sit in a dirty diaper, or wiping wrong.  Thing is none of these apply.  AD drinks mostly decaf, lightly sweetened tea (I make) or water.  She spends a lot of time at our house.  GD is changed and bathed frequently.  We are all stumped on how GD would have gotten this UTI.  He did ask questions about sexual abuse, but remarked he only asked because he is required to.  GD shows no signs of sexual abuse.

Has anyone ever heard of a BF baby getting a UTI from "bad" BM?   Wouldn't they want to increase her BM intake to make use of the antibodies?  Also, BM is all GD has wanted.

by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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ssenter
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I would get a second opinion on bm causing uti's. I would also have her kidneys checked and her blood sugar uti's can be an early sign of diabetes.
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jessi2girls
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM

never heard of it being from bad BM..

A LOT of the time I don't believe most doctors about things related to BM because most of them aren't educated in that area like they should be. 

Moogie1005
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM
That's what I told DS.


Quoting jessi2girls:

never heard of it being from bad BM..

A LOT of the time I don't believe most doctors about things related to BM because most of them aren't educated in that area like they should be. 


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Moogie1005
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I'll pass on the info. Thanks. Diabetes, though usually late in life, runs in the family.


Quoting ssenter:

I would get a second opinion on bm causing uti's. I would also have her kidneys checked and her blood sugar uti's can be an early sign of diabetes.

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ssenter
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:07 AM
Sounds good my mom had Juvenal diabetes until she was 50 and had a kidney transplant. But when she was 1 - 2 she had multiple uti's and she became lethargic at times which is when they found diabetes. I have uti's regularly and have since i was little, no diabetes but I have kidney problems which will most likely require a transplant later in life so it can't hurt to ask for additional information. Because in both my moms and my case if the real issues were caught sooner we would better off. Hopefully with your granddaughter it's just because a different laundry soap or bath soap was used and its something simple.


Quoting Moogie1005:

I'll pass on the info. Thanks. Diabetes, though usually late in life, runs in the family.




Quoting ssenter:

I would get a second opinion on bm causing uti's. I would also have her kidneys checked and her blood sugar uti's can be an early sign of diabetes.


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sucker4myloves
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I dont' think her mother should stop breastfeeding, because if she's not drinking causes of UTI's then her milk is not the cause. Babies get UTI's, it happens. Is she taking bubble baths? Bubble baths are fun, but not good for little girls because of UTIs. My niece has to take showers only now because of it. All that being said: If a doctor said BM CAN be a cause of UTIs, then it can. Cafemom is not a doctor, do not let BF'ing champions tell you that a doctor that has been practicing for years is wrong. That doesn't mean that the BM IS the cause, but the fact that it's a possibility does exist. Geez.

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mom2boyz8811
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:10 AM
My son had urinary reflux. He had a uti as an infant. We were referred to a urologist for the testing and diagnosis. My nephew also had it. Both were put on low dose antibiotics until they outgrew. A dietary connection was never mentioned.


Quoting mjp2707:

She needs to be tested for urinary reflux. Especially having one do young.

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kblpooh
by Bronze Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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This. My daughter got a uti when she was about 6 months old. They put her on antibiotics and referred us to a pediatric urologist who had her get a special xray. She had urinary reflux. She was on antibiotics for the until she was 18 months, when they retested her and found she out grew it. Sometimes children need surgery to correct it, we were lucky.


Quoting mjp2707:

She needs to be tested for urinary reflux. Especially having one do young.

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heartofsteel
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:03 AM
The type of soap used and bubble baths can cause them too.
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Oct. 14, 2012 at 8:15 AM
I also wondered about urinary reflux.
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