Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another UTI

We got the results back a couple of days ago, and Waverly does have another UTI.  It's a different strain of bacteria than the last time, but she's on the same antibiotic since it will treat what she's got.  Once she finishes this course of antibiotics, then we'll do an ultrasound of her kidneys to check for kidney reflux and a VCUG which is a test that checks bladder functioning.  Children with her condition can often have issues with their kidneys and/or bladder.  This pic was of her today at the GI doctor.  We went to get her stomach checked out since it's been very distended.  He determined she is very full of gas in her intestines so we are going to start giving her simethicone (anti-gas, or Mylicon) 4 times a day with her feeds, as well as increase her Milk of Magnesia (to help her go to the bathroom more regularly).  We are also going to switch her to a new food since she's about a year old, so we'll see how that goes.  It's a liquid formula that's basically blended food, made from real food, so I'm excited about that.  I still have to do some figuring of calories, etc. as I also want to keep giving her breastmilk as we are given it.  Once we get the kidney/bladder testing done, I'll let you know what the next steps are.  Add on another specialist to the list...!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry Waverly's having a tough time with UTI's....but she still manages to be super cute! I love her little arm rolls. :)