My 5 yo daughter has been getting bladder infections once a month for the last two years. She was hospitalized a year ago because they wanted to get the antibiotics into her for a faster recovery because of the pain she was having. Since then we have endured many scary and invasive tests just to try and figure out why she gets them so frequently. They have done many ultrasounds and a VCUG (they cathed her and filled her bladder with dye to see if she had any deformations or bladder reflux). I have the same problem however mine have greatly decreased since the birth of my son three years ago. Throughout my experience with them, I have learned that certain foods and drinks can cause a bladder infection in her and I. (Orange juice, pop, liquids containing HFCS, and large amounts of sugar in a small amount of time.) On the rare occasions that she is not in my presence, she chooses her drinks and food wisely and will more often than not choose water instead of the alternatives.
Since this has started, we have tried probiotics, cranberry pills, cranberry juice, alkaline water, uva ursi, and D-Mannose, and nothing has worked to fight off the infection. We are an all natural family that does not vaccinate or medicate. (With the exception of the antibiotics for every bladder infection she has had because I have yet to find a natural remedy.) I am praying and begging for any information on the cause, prevention, and NATURAL treatment of bladder infections for my DD. I hate the pain she endures monthly and truly want to help her the way a mother is supposed to, without medication.
I am open to any and all suggestions as they pertain to my wishes to remain a naturally living family.
Many Thanks in Advance!