Sunday, April 25, 2010

Update on the H-bomb

So, she has improved markedly. The urine overflows at night are down to smaller spots...but she is still losing control of her bladder.

A repeat urinalysis tonight did not show any bacteria or white blood cells - so that's encouraging. It doesn't mean that she doesn't have an upper urinary tract infection like pyelonephritis, but it's encouraging all the same. Her urine specific gravity has improved from the hyposthenuric 1.005 to an isosthenuric 1.016. It's still not good...her urine should be more concentrated. We'll probably be seeing the IM specialist soon.

I collected more urine to send out for culture, so we'll see if e.coli still grows. I switched her antibiotic, as well - to cephalexin. It's a pain in the arse, as it has to be given every 8 hours, but it's a heckuva lot cheaper than Clavamox...and she doesn't seem to be 100% on the mend yet.

We shall see, we shall see.

In other news, went out of town this weekend to visit the in-laws. It was a great time with fantastic food involved (my MIL is a gifted cook). We also stopped in Asheville on the way back to visit with friends, have beers, and dinner. Now, we're back, and I'm very, very tired...

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

That is great news.. Here's hoping it clears up soon.

Not sure if this will help but you can use one of those plastic covered table cloths (very soft cloth the on the other side ). You can get them at walmart etc.. They absorb well but keep everything else dry. Be good for over her bed at least. They come in various sizes and are washable..