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even though ds ended up in the hospital with a UTI today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . I was able to take a urine sample to the clinic for them to confirm the infection right away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> . The dr. was very surprised & impressed when she asked how I got it & I said he pees in the toilet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> .<br>
Anyway, he's on oral anti-biotics for a while & they'll have to do some more tests later to find out why he got it, but this sure was a big help today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> .
 

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I have found EC incredibly useful for medical stuff - urine samples at the Dr.'s office. At one point very early on, the doctor was thinking that DD may not have her parts formed correctly. And that poop may be coming out her pee hole. To confirm it would have involved very invasive extensive tests. Instead, I could say - Nope - it doesn't happen. I hold her over the sink in front of a mirror and that never happens. It turned out just to be a simple yeast infection. But imagine if I hadn't been able to say that!<br><br>
Another time we were in the hospital and they were going to catheterize her for a urine sample. instead I took her to the bathroom and told her it was very important to mommy that she pee right now. She did and we got the sample.<br><br>
When I have doubts about EC, I think of those times!
 

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We had the same experience. My ds got very sick and the nurse told me they would need a urine sample. She came in with the set up and i was able to hand her a cup already filled lol.<br>
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ok, now I have a question for you...if you were alone, how did you catch a pee sample while holding your baby? I only got the one I did because dh was there to pee him while I caught it. I tried to get one by myself for another appointment & got it everywhere except in the cup <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> .
 

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We've used EC for stool samples <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
We just let him use his little potty, then poured it into a jar.
 

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I held him in the typical way, facing out. I hooked his right leg over my right arm and held the cup underneath (in my right hand)<br>
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I did the same thing as Kat - held her with one hand, basically, facing the mirror/sink and tried to catch with the other hand. I think one time I put the cup in the sink and then just directed the stream there.
 

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Good for you for catching the pee. Too bad the little guy is sick, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Hope he gets better soon.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Thanks...me too. He seems fine, actually, except for the runny poops from the antibiotics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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