was told no to nappy and no to potty (dd is just 2 and will sometimes sit on potty). paed said both can lead`to contaminated results. have tried warm flannel on bladder, making her listen to running water, hand in warm water. prob is that she is a bit dehydrated with high fever.
we were told by hospital to put some cotton wool in dd's nappy, then put wet cotton wool in a medicine syringe (need a failry big one!) and squeeze wee out into tube, we got about a centimetre of wee out this way, but was a bit fiddly.
DD3 often came down with tonsil infections at the same time as wee infections. not totally sure why, but she gets dehydrated quickly so often wondered if the sore throat made hre drink less, made her wee less = wee infection too, or if the wee infection made her feel crappy and so her throat got sore too.......
((sorry if that did not make sense, does in my head but not sure when seeing it written down))
anyway.......fingers crossed all is ok.
<<psycho is now off to write said tip to MNHQ.....a first for me I think>>
That's a great tip Psychomum - wish I had known it when my DD was in hospital with a urine infection - they had to resort to a catheter! BUT - she struggled so much with them trying to put it in she eventually peed in their faces LOL luckily one of the nurses had a bowl handy and caught enough for them to test.