Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Brinly is doing MUCH better. She did have to endure a very traumatic test yesterday, the VCUG. Not fun, and she has been afraid to potty ever since, unfortunately...which means a few accidents. It is getting better though. And even better is all of her results came back normal--no abnormalities that are permanent!

They did find pseudomonas superficially, which could be the culprit of all her problems b/c it is a very difficult bacteria to get rid of! So, I'm hoping that this last round of antibiotics will cure it. We are praying for that anyway! Thanks for your prayers!
This photo was taken after the test yesterday and many tries to potty. She was worn out emotionally and physically, but finally zonked. Cute girl!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

At a loss...

So, just don't know what to do for my little Brinly. She had her third UTI (urinary tract infection) a few weeks ago--and it was a whopper. Ucky bloody urine and everything--not something a mother wants to see her little child go through. The pediatrician ordered an ultrasound to check tha anatomy of her kidneys, etc. Supposedly it came back normal. She finished her last round of antibiotics about 4 days ago....then last night she was literally screaming while trying to go potty!! She eventually went after a few attempts later, but this is exactly what happens every UTI. I just don't know what to do. The Dr. said they might do a VCUG (dye test ) to check for reflux, but as of right now it has not been scheduled. I'm still waiting for the Dr. to call. And if she has reflux (urine into her kidneys and back) then the only treatment I was told is prophylaxis antibiotics--which I'm not thrilled about.

Anybody have any suggestions?? I know she needs to drink more and probably needs to be reminded to go potty often enough, but I just don't know what else to do.