So it turns out Alex does have a UTI, and it looks like e coli is the culprit. I am waiting to hear from the doctor about if we need to take further action as far as kidney reflux is concerned or if we wait for another UTI to happen before we would do that. Alex seems to be feeling fine, and his urine no longer smells.
I'm wondering what the chances are that his urine could have been tainted because he was bagged and not cathed. Can you have a UTI and not have a fever? Cathy??? This was one of the sure signs the doctors told me when Alex did have the phase 2 reflux (the fever). Maybe I should have let him be cathed??????
He wasn't throwing up (which was another sign), the only sign Alex had was smelly urine. And he never got a UTI when he had the reflux, so it puzzles me that he would get one now. Can kidney reflux come back once it is gone? Anyone that knows anything about UTI's, and kidney reflux feel free to email me about any info you think I could use when I talk to the doctor.
Alex has did throw up twice on Sunday, I don't know if it is the medicine (which can cause nausea), or the UTI, but something is causing him to throw up because it is so out of character for him to do. When you need to stay hydrated throwing up is one of the last things you need to do, I tried to tell him that, but he threw up for the second time anyway. Hoping for no throw up today!
So I hope to talk to his pediatrician and urology today, and see if we need to take further action or if one UTI in a year is anything to get worked up over. If his reflux did come back I would want it to be fixed when he has his surgery in July.
Noah and Joel are back to being themselves, strep is such an easy fix.......