Jamie - posted on 03/08/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 4 year old daughter has a UTI. I'm nervous that she may have had it for 2-3 weeks now, maybe longer, and I just didn't realize what it was. She is now on an antibiotic for it. I feel awful that I didn't catch it. I have been reading up on it, and I am "freaking out". Okay, not totally, but I am SO nervous. I have read about kids who get UTI's are at a higher risk for kidney problems. They say if it goes undetected for awhile that it can cause life long problems. I'm worried that by me not noticing before now, I may have caused long term problems. I hope it was caught soon enough. They are sending it in for a culture, and the doc says not to worry, but I'm super nervous I have read that only 3% of kids get UTI's. That is low, so I'm not sure how many of you have dealt with this. If anyone knows more, or has dealt with the same thing, I would appreciate advice or how it worked out for you all. I am new to this website, so I appreciate your repsonse in advance! Thanks!!!!