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i have spent 2 hours trying to hold non-potty trained DD still while i keep a urine pot between her legs. how do you make a chil pee???

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artichokes · 23/09/2008 09:05

any tips to save my sanity?
DD v ill, discharged last night on promise i would return with wee specimen first thing. she wonn't pee and hates me holding pot there. help!

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artichokes · 23/09/2008 09:07

sorry about typos. right hand is holding ppot...

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suwoo · 23/09/2008 09:07

Haven't they given you one of those things that they stick on? It goes over her vagina and catches the wee.

Surfermum · 23/09/2008 09:08

I seem to remember when I had to do this someone suggested putting a clean flannel in her nappy to collect the wee.

artichokes · 23/09/2008 09:09

stick on? no. sounds great. i just have pot with a funnel thing.

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artichokes · 23/09/2008 09:12

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.

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suwoo · 23/09/2008 09:13

DD had one of the stick on things and I have read people on here have had them too (We were in Portugal at the time). Could you ask if the doctors/hospital has one?

suwoo · 23/09/2008 09:14

Feet in warm water is supposed to make you wee.

EffiePerine · 23/09/2008 09:14

so sorry to hear about your DD artichokes
we had a similar prob with DS in hosp - sat there for hours with a pee bottle, then he stood up to walk around and promptly peed on the floor .

Maybe relax a bit, sit her on a towel on your knee and hope to catch some when she does start weeing?

hazeyjane · 23/09/2008 09:16

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.

psychomum5 · 23/09/2008 09:19

I used to have to do this a lot with DD3 (many wee infections and kidney infections).

put her in a bath of coldish water, only to stand.......DD3 always pee'd then!

I even told the nurses how I 'caught' the wee, and they tipped off all parents after that.

artichokes · 23/09/2008 12:31

Psycho you are a genius. Saw your tip, tried it, instant success. Rushed off to hospital with small pot of uncontaminated wee. We are all home again now and hopefully it will stay that way. Thank you.

The mad thing is that they think DD's fever (40.6 degrees yesterday) is due to a throat infection, so I am not totally clear why they decided to set us the wee collection challenge.

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psychomum5 · 23/09/2008 12:38

I am so thrilled it worked.

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.

EffiePerine · 23/09/2008 12:39

That's great

Is she feeling a bit better? There's a lot of throaty things going round atm - DS's CM is suffering from tonsilitis and he's been a bit coughy and wheezy.

Sycamoretree · 23/09/2008 12:46

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.

Sycamoretree · 23/09/2008 12:47

Psychomum - send that one to mumsent tips! It's great.

psychomum5 · 23/09/2008 13:22

I have

they better use it now

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