As a mom I don’t want my daughter to get sick at any time (see the story here)… That’s why I’m surprised that she’s diagnosed having UTI or Urinary Tract Infection according to the result of her Urinalysis. The pedia also requested to check her stool too for amoeba, and thank GOD, no amoeba found. See her laboratory results:
Result of Urinalysis
Result of Fecalysis (Stool Exam)
Of course, I would like to know how kids, especially girls, gets this kind of infection. She doesn’t eat junk foods, she’s been drinking lots and lots of water, that’s why I’m kinda puzzled how she ended up getting UTI.
The pedia said, it is a common infection to the girls than to the boys, since the passageway we urinate and poop has a shorter distance and tends to get infected easily. Kids their age when gets active, whether playing and doing other things, tends to ignore the urge of wanting to pee. If drops of pee dries up in the underwear, bacteria grows and enters the body. This is where infection comes in.
Sadly, this what happened to my little girl. First day, July 13, she’s vomiting all throughout the day. The pedia requested for Urinalysis, but we only got a sample of her urine on the second day because she started pooping as we got home from the check up. And around midnight, she started having fever. On the second day, the pedia read the result and confirmed that she has UTI. She prescribed us paracetamol, antibiotic, zinc sulfate and Euflora (it restores good bacteria in the tummy). The pedia requested for another laboratory test, Fecalysis, since she’s been pooping for a day already. The pedia wants to confirm if she does or doesn’t have amoebiasis other than UTI. The Fecalysis result came out late in the afternoon and I gave it to her pedia for reading. And thank GOD she doesn’t have amoebiasis, that will be too much for my little girl already.
Today is the 3rd day, July 15, and I’m happy to share that my combat to lower her temperature last night has paid off. No more fever and she’s gaining her energy back. She’s requesting for a lot of food already! ;) Pizza, pasta, donuts, Buko Juice, Strawberries… wow, the list doesn’t end!
Now that I know she’s getting better (thank goodness because I still need to review a loan mortgage refinance article before the deadline), of course, the medications doesn’t stop here, she still need to finish taking her medications according to the doctor’s prescription and that will be for a week. That I still need to have little ‘fights’ with her in terms of making her drink her medicines. Right now, it will be a ‘hard fight’ because she has her energy to ‘fight’ me back.