I think my almost 19 month old might have a uti…she’s been very fussy, cranky, waking up at night crying which is very unusual for her. I was thinking maybe if she is peeing at night and it burns that might be why she is crying. No fever. And she’s been getting upset for diaper changes when I go to wipe, she will buck her hips and cry which is also something she’s never done before. If anyone could give me advice it would be much appreciated. I’m making her a doctors appointment tomorrow, are there any other ways for them to collect a urine sample besides a catheter? I really don’t want my baby to have to experience that! I’ve heard awful stories before about little ones getting catheters. Thanks ladies!
They have bags that tape to them to collect urine
If she had a UTI, she would have a fever. When my daughter got a UTI I had to take her to the hospital because she was lethargic and nothing I did would budge her almost 40°C temp.
My daughter had a UTI at one and a half and she had a fever that wouldn’t stay down even with meds. It’s also worth noting that her pee smelled different. I don’t know how I would describe the smell, but it was strong and different.
Sounds like it might be yeast infection instead of uti. My oldest had a high acidic content to her urine and would get these now and then (despite frequent changes with Unscented wipes). Therenwas a prescription rash cream they gave me for her.
Contrary to the belief, my son actually doesnt run much a fever when he is sick. Even when he was almost hospitalized at Christmas being very sick. His temp was only 100.3. When he has ear infections, he only runs a fever of 99.3-99.5 so each baby is different and just because one baby runs a high fever doesnt mean all of them will with any kind of illness.
I am a nurse in the ER the only way to get a true diagnosis of UTI is a cath… bags have contamination from skin cellz