In the hospital this weekend

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Emmas mom
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   Posted 10/23/2007 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
           
             It's been a while since I've been on and posted everyone on my pregnancy. Well, I'm 33 weeks now and feeling a bit better than I've been. This past Friday I went to the hospital because I had a small amount of blood in my underware that morning. I talked to my doctor the day before because I thought I had lost my mucous plug and he told me if any blood came to go to the hospital. So following orders I went to the hospital that morning. When I got there they did a urine test, like always, and found out I had a U.T.I., like always. Well, we all thought that it was probably the end of one I just had, but it wasn't. It was the same one that I've had for about 10 weeks now. I initially found out I had it when I was in the hospital at about 22 weeks because I was having contractions. I was put on antibiotics to take care of it and thought it was gone, until I wound up back in the hospital a few weeks later. Again, they said I had a U.T.I. and gave me another course of the same antibiotics. Unfortunately it didn't work and I was back in the hospital, still having contractions, a week later. This time they gave me an injection of an antibiotic and sent me home with a stronger one to take for a longer period of time. This time we thought for sure it was gone, but low and behold I was still contracting. Which brings me to this Friday, when my doctor saw the results he decided that since the infection was so bad at this point and obviously the antibiotics hadn't worked that I would have to stay there for a few days and get high doses of I.V. antibiotics. They ended up doing an ultrasound, to check the baby, and found out I had some fluid in my kidneys, which means that the infection was spreading to my kidneys. No wonder I was contracting so bad!!! Well, after many doses of antibiotic they sent me home, with no more contractions. Now I'm feeling better, with maybe 3 of 4 contractions a day, instead of 5 or 6 an hour. I really hope that this time it's gone for good, which should help keep this little guy in longer now. Luckily he was never affected by the infection, and is doing great, growing well, and busy as can be. Well, I just wanted to give everyone an update, and I'll keep you all posted on the rest of my pregnancy, he'll be here before you know it. Thanx for listening to my ramblings and take care everyone.
 
                                                                             Erin

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   Posted 10/24/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Erin . . . wow, that's one nasty infection!! What a doozy. . . . and all those abx !! Has your doctor recommended taking acidophilus ?? It helps replenish your gut with the good bacteria that actually fight the bad guys. When you take abx it wipes out everything, good and bad (well, some of the bad). Anyway if you do decide to take the acidophilus, call around first and only buy it from a health food store who has it refrigerated. The potency is higher and the culture is alive. When you take the shelved type, the culture is not likely to be alive. Yogurt has a smaller amount of the culture.

Thanks for the update! Baby will be a very special little boy!!

Blessings!

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   Posted 10/24/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
BTW . . . do you have a uroligist or nephroligist involved???

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   Posted 10/25/2007 2:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Erin I agree with Rosie, Of course you should always make sure it's ok with your doctor first but acidophlis always helped me when I had a terrible infection and nothing else would work. I look forward to hearing that your baby is here and you areboth doing well
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Emmas mom
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   Posted 10/25/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Rosie,
No I don't have a urologist or nephrologist involved. Yesterday I went to doctors and he put me on another antibiotic to make sure the infection doesn't come back. I asked him about the acidophilis and he said that it was not a problem to take it. Thanks for the advice.
Erin

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   Posted 10/25/2007 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Erin,

I had a UTI with my second pregnancy and my gyn sent me straight to a urologist. I don't want to scare you, but your issue is WAY bigger than normal when repeated rounds of anti-biotics don't clear the infection. I'm worried about you and just wonder if there should be another specialist involved. I hope I'm not adding anxiety where you already have plenty, but sounds like you just need another brain involved here.

Hugs, prayers and blessings!

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   Posted 10/25/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Erin,

I would like to urge you to follow Rosie's advice. Kidneys are not something to mess around with. I recommend a nephrologist rather than a urologist, actually.

Good luck to you and stay well!
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Emmas mom
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Rosie,
Don't worry, you're not adding to my anxiety, it's always nice to hear another's imput on the situation. I appreciate they advice and I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow and see if he can get me in w/ someone, soon. Thanks again.
Erin

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   Posted 10/26/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Erin . . . I have no issue with kidneys ect. . . Audrey's idea of the nephrologist is probably a better choice . . . I was just thinking a specialist should be involved, not knowing which specialist. Keep us posted sis.

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