HELP I'm at the ER now...
A$$holes.... Basically bullied me into torturing my son. And I let them.
My poor little guy....he's still under the weather but just had him checked at our pedi...probably viral...
Absolutely! Don't beat yourself up. You did the best you could.
My daughter always gets significantly better the second we step through the ER doors. Never fails. LOL You probably read it right and he just got a little better for whatever reason. Sometimes I think it's just the fresh air and car ride to the hospital that does it. I'm glad he's doing better. Sorry you were bullied. :-( I've been there, done that and it's awful!
So, my dog had a UTI and they just took a sample of urine by inserting a needle from her stomach to her bladder, guiding the needle through an ultrasound.
From what I just looked up, the same procedure, called suprapubic aspiration (SPA), can be done in humans with similar success to catheters, but less common (more common for males or infants). Also, the ultrasound used in the procedure can actually help determine the volume of urine to reduce the chance of unsuccessful collection.
I couldn't really find strong opposition to this procedure, it just appears less common. My guess is there may be a sharp pain as the needle is guided, but I am not sure if it would really be worse then a catheter.
I'm not sure if this tool is used for peds/infants but I have problems with recurring UTIs and I see a urologist for regular checks. Every time I go in, they have me urinate (and collect the sample) and then they immediatley do a bladder scan to see if I am fully empty. (Retaining urine leads to infections so they want me to be fully emptying). My point is, there is a tool called a bladder scanner that is super quick and lets you know to less than 1mL how much liquid is in there. Seems like it would be super easy to use that before cathing a poor baby!