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??? 20 month old with a UTI ???

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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 So my daughter started Saturday night started with a fever and I could not figuer out why, she doesnt have a cold, but she is teething??? So this whole time im thinking its because she teething! But then she starts like grabing her self and saying awwwy awwwy.... As a mommy we know what that means. So I was thinking to take her to her doctor an Sunday but then I remembered there closed, so then I was like if it still keeps up Ill take her Monday morning. Well all day off and on she had fever. Then came Monday morning, I took her to her doctors office waited a 1 1/2 hour for them to see her for her doctor to tell me just keep giving her tyenol. WTF!! That really made me mad, I could of just told my self that! Anyways then that night her fever got to 104 degrees, I knew then somthing is wrong and I dont know what. So I took her to the ER, they hot her tempater down and told me was wrong wth her, unlike her dam doctor. After 2 hours of waiting in the waiting room they tryed to have her pee in a bag for about an hour but was no good. I guess since she know it hurts when she pees she just holds it. Will afterward they had to pretty much make her go to test her if she has an infection. That was the most horrible thing I have ever seen a babie go through and hope to God my daughter will never have to go through that again. They have to hold her down and put this tube like thing up her vagina into bladder to empty it and get a urine test. That ws the scaryest thing I've had to do for my daughter, I cryed the whole time they did it, and she does have UTI. I held my daughter after they finished and just cryed and told her how sorry mommy was! I never ever thought a baby that young could get one, and everyone I've told never knew either. So has anyones daughter had to go through this??? Do you know of any pain reliver for a child privater area, or are to small to have any?? The ER didnt give her any cream or something for the pain down below. She is feeling better today now that she is on antibiotics and the fever has gone away.

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girlygirl320
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:34 PM

don't worry she'll be ok!   actually the catheter (straight cath) they used to get the urine is a MUCH  better way to get it rather than just having her pee in a cup or bag....its more reliable-the clean catch (peeing in a cup) method can be contaminated easily and give inaccurate results.

after the get the urine they will run a c+s on it( culture and sensitivity)  the culture is to determine what type of bacteria is growing and the sensitivity determines which antibiotic will treat it effectively.

the antibiotic they started her on MAY be changed after they get the c+s back (usually takes about 3 days)  i'm sure they'll call you if it needs to be changed.

as far as the pain-i'd stick with the tylenol or motrin and push fluids (water and cranberry juice)   she will get to feeling better before you know it!

UTI's are very very common in girls.   if she gets them ALOT they may want a specialist (uroligist) to check her out.

hope i helped you out a bit!    jen((nurse for 10 years))    PM me anytime :)

giffer
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:39 PM

my daughter has had 2 UTI's, one when she was about the same age & one when she was a little older. they told me it was probably because when small kids go to the bathroom they probably don't wipe very well. the first time she had one she was dehydrated & they told me it was due to her not peeing very much & cleaning out her system. both times she had a high fever & they had to do the catheder on her cuz she couldn't pee.

she'll be ok. i know it was awful to go thru, but it's good they know why she had a fever. when my daughter had her first one they took her temp in her butt & as soon as she saw that thermometer she started screaming "what are they going to do with that mommy" cuz she knew & that made me feel terrible.


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MommaRain2
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Sorry I can not help mych, but I also had to take my daughter in the ER Monday also. She also has a UTI, but she is four. I took her in cause of a belly ache she never once complained about it hurting down there so I never thought anything about it.

crystal_aguilar
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:43 PM


Quoting girlygirl320:

don't worry she'll be ok!   actually the catheter (straight cath) they used to get the urine is a MUCH  better way to get it rather than just having her pee in a cup or bag....its more reliable-the clean catch (peeing in a cup) method can be contaminated easily and give inaccurate results.

after the get the urine they will run a c+s on it( culture and sensitivity)  the culture is to determine what type of bacteria is growing and the sensitivity determines which antibiotic will treat it effectively.

the antibiotic they started her on MAY be changed after they get the c+s back (usually takes about 3 days)  i'm sure they'll call you if it needs to be changed.

as far as the pain-i'd stick with the tylenol or motrin and push fluids (water and cranberry juice)   she will get to feeling better before you know it!

UTI's are very very common in girls.   if she gets them ALOT they may want a specialist (uroligist) to check her out.

hope i helped you out a bit!    jen((nurse for 10 years))    PM me anytime :)

Thanks for the advice, It just killed me to see her in all that pain when they were doing that. I've also read that UTI can lead to kidney infection is that bad??

giffer
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM

i took my daughter to the dr on monday cuz she had a 104 fever & a stomach ache. i immediately thought UTI, but no, the test came back clean. they said she just had a virus & she's ok now.

Quoting MommaRain2:

Sorry I can not help mych, but I also had to take my daughter in the ER Monday also. She also has a UTI, but she is four. I took her in cause of a belly ache she never once complained about it hurting down there so I never thought anything about it.


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mommy to   megann  playing soccer girland dillon   toddler boy

MommyOfAlana914
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:50 PM

My little one had a UTI shortly after she turned a year. She had the high fever all day and I was worried so I took her to the ER, dr. office was closed. I hated watching her get the catheder. It took the guy about 20 minutes. Laney didn't want to lay still and then he kept thinking that he had it and then didn't. It went away after being on an antibiotic and she got better. It was an awful experience. I hope that your little one gets to feeling better.

Seana 

AniyahMom09
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 6:54 PM

aww I am pregnant with my first child which is a girl I was mad when the other doctors couldnt tell that your daughter had a UTI well hipe thats she feels better keep me posted

 

Paris

crystal_aguilar
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 7:07 PM


Quoting MommyOfAlana914:

My little one had a UTI shortly after she turned a year. She had the high fever all day and I was worried so I took her to the ER, dr. office was closed. I hated watching her get the catheder. It took the guy about 20 minutes. Laney didn't want to lay still and then he kept thinking that he had it and then didn't. It went away after being on an antibiotic and she got better. It was an awful experience. I hope that your little one gets to feeling better.

Seana 

Tell me about it, it took them about 5-10 min to get it. It was horrible my daughter was scarying at the top of her lungs and just to know that she was in so much pain killed me. I was crying the whole time. I really wish us woman or girls dont have to got through so much crap!!!

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