Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Diagnosis for Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone!

Connor received a happy gift for Easter-- a diagnosis and no further shots! Apparently Connor has been suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI). There's a good chance that he picked it up when they were attempting to take urine samples at the hospital during that high fever spike a couple of weeks ago. I have no personal experience with UTIs, but I understand they are excruciatingly painful and would definitely explain the extreme crabbiness we have been dealing with for quite some time now, as well as the fever. To get rid of the UTI, Connor can take an oral medication, so he doesn't have to have any more shots: something he is no doubt ecstatic about.

Of course, a UTI doesn't explain the diarrhea, and so we've got a referral in to go talk with our local GI doc about that. It's likely it's related somehow to the g-tube, as it was just after surgery that the problem started. Fun.

Connor is feeling so much better, however. He's almost back to his usual happy self, which we are very grateful for. We're so glad they figured out what was going on and could do something about it!


Colleen said...

Whew! Thank goodness for a diagnoses and not having to take shots anymore!Hopefully you get an answer real soon concerning the runs.

iceehot said...

I'm glad they found the UTI so he can start getting better -- and thank goodness he doesn't need anymore Rocephin! Alex had to have those shots 2 times now and they are not!

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