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    I rushed her down to the ER on Sunday. She was laying in her bed moaning and crying, she wouldn't get up, wouldn't eat and she was shivering. Blood tests showed her kidney values spiked and urinalysis showed an infection. I knew something wasn't quite right with her on Saturday night. She just looked "wrong". The ER wanted to keep her for IV antibiotics but she wasn't having any part of it. Since stress can also make her numbers rise, they let me take her home. She's on 2 antibiotics. One oral and one that I have to inject into her subQ line at night. They also gave her tramadol for pain.

    This can be pretty serious for her. Any infection throws her numbers up, the higher her numbers the more damage gets done to her kidneys. She gets cranberry pills twice a day, I keep her bits as clean as possible. Is there any other way to prevent another infection? Something I'm not doing? Is there even a way to prevent this from happening again or am I spinning my wheels for nothing?

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    I don't have any advice but just want to wish Abby a speedy recovery. Hugs to you both.

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    Poor kidney function does make her susceptible to UTI's...is she getting enough fluids still..best way to avoid UTI's in people is to ensure there is plenty of fluid intake xx

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    Oh my bev I'm sorry to read this. I don't have any advice just lots of prayers n hugs. I hope she gets better n this is just a one time thing.

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    I'm sure that you have done everything you can for sweet Abby and know of all supplements that would be of any use.
    Here's what I know could help
    cranberry
    parsley
    Blueberry
    Billberry
    Uva-Ursi
    Vitamin C
    Plenty of purified water
    Walks outside

    I hope she get better soon, hugs!

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    I don't have any experience with UTI's but just wanted to wish Abby the best and hope she gets better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy-licious View Post
    Poor kidney function does make her susceptible to UTI's...is she getting enough fluids still..best way to avoid UTI's in people is to ensure there is plenty of fluid intake xx
    She gets 300ml of subQ fluids a day, plus all the water and juice that she can drink.

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    I'm sure that you have done everything you can for sweet Abby and know of all supplements that would be of any use.
    Here's what I know could help
    cranberry
    parsley
    Blueberry
    Billberry
    Uva-Ursi
    Vitamin C
    Plenty of purified water
    Walks outside

    I hope she get better soon, hugs!
    She is already getting the cranberry pills plus juice when I have it, she gets vitamin C twice a day too (it's part of her regular supplement routine). The problem with parsley is that it is also a diuretic so as many health benefits as it has, we have to avoid it. I've never heard of this billberry or uva-ursi. I'm going to look into those.

    Thanks for the prayers! She needs them!

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    Wishing all the best for Abby! I'm glad she was persistent enough to be able to come home! Who wants to stay at the hospital? Good girl, Abby! LOL

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    Can she take probiotics? Stig took those when he had a uti. The only other thing I can think of is fluid intake. Poor abs.
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    Oh my gosh, poor baby! All I know of is the cranberry. I hope she heals up fast! Hugs to you both!

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