As I have mentioned in my previous post in this blog, Ms. Burrito has been carrying a high fever on and off since last Thursday last week. She felt a little better last Friday so she went to school but at twelve noon, she called me to come to school and pick her up. She was so sick again that day and the whole night. The morning of Saturday, I gave her a good bath then she felt better but at night time she was fevered again, sigh.
We were getting so worried about her fever coming on and off so we brought her to the hospital yesterday. She was dehydrated so the doctor gave her an IV, am intravenous device for delivering electrolyte solutions, medicine, and nutrients. They ran some blood tests (took five tubes of blood from her). I am so glad that she is a tough kid, she never cried or whimper when they were sticking needles on her. She's definitely tougher than me.
The result of the blood test came back and the doctor said that she has a Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. We never suspected that she has a UTI as she did not have a difficulty in urinating but the doctor said that the infection is not in her urethra but in the bladder.
"UTI are infections of the urethra, bladder, ureters, or the kidneys which comprise the urinary tract. UTIs are diagnosed usually by isolating and identifying the urinary pathogen from the patient. The symptoms and signs vary somewhat depending on sex, age, and the area of the urinary tract that is infected." These are some if the infos I read at MedicneNet.com.I am just glad that it did not impede her urine flow as it is very painful. I had a UTI before and it was an excruciating pain. I did not send her to school today as she is still very weak although there is no fever anymore. She vomited this morning so I am letting her eat some saltine to settle her stomach. I feel so bad because she lost her appetite, she doesn't want to eat anything. She is taking antibiotics and I hope that she would be completely healed soon.
Thanks for all who included my daughter in their prayer, it is greatly appreciated!