Many of you know that we were in the emergency room with Katelyn last weekend and they discovered that she had a urinary tract infection. She has been on antibiotics all week and still has one more week to go before she’s done. Yesterday we had to switch meds because the medication she was on was causing really bad diaper rash, which would cause her pain every time we changed her diaper. The new medication only has to be given to her 2x a day, which is a lot easier for me and Katelyn puts up less of a fuss. When we spoke to the doctor about Katelyn’s urine culture he told us that it showed an above normal amount of bacteria. Now this could have been caused by the method they used to collect the urine or something more serious. At the hospital they used what they call a vacuum bag that they stick over her girly parts and wait for her to pee in it. The only issue with this method is that it’s not as sanitary as using a catheter. The nurse at the hospital really liked Katelyn and wanted to use the bag so it would be less invasive. We are praying for healing and that Katelyn will respond well to the meds, that her UTI will clear up and not come back.
Katelyn finishes her medication on Friday and has to have another urine culture taken with a catheter this time. I will keep you updated on how she’s doing. In the meantime, thank you for your prayers, they mean so much to us.
Love, Kyle, Alissa & Katelyn