My daughter is sick....

  1. I need some help here. My daughter, who is 22, came to visit me this past weekend. She woke up Sunday morning with excruciating pain in her right side, toward her back. We went to the ER, the doc admitted her with a dx of kidney infection. He started her on Rocephin (IV).
    Now here it is Tuesday, her fever keeps going up and down (102 to 98. & back up again), her WBC hasn't budged. (Was 22000 on Sunday and still is). He ordered a CT today, says now her infection is very severe and has her on Levaquin AND Rocephin.
    I'm worried.
    What do you guys think?
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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    what are her cultures growing? have they done blood cultures as well as urine?
  4. by   lindalee
    I would ask for an infectious disease consult and a renal specialist to see her. JMHO
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    Your daughter and you--and your doctor, may God give him wisdom--are in our prayers.

  6. by   kimberle
    I definately agree- request those specialist consults! The sooner the better!
  7. by   Brownms46
    Are they sure it's not her appendix??? I would think this would have been ruled out...but you never know. There are so many different things that this could be...but would need more info on labs..xrays, US...etc...etc. What did they see in the CT, and where is the source of the infection??
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Sleepyeyes
    Your daughter and you--and your doctor, may God give him wisdom--are in our prayers.

    DITTO! (((((((((JULIE))))))))) :kiss
    Everyone here has already given the advice I would have given you, but I just wanted to say I'll be thinking of you and your daughter.

    I would rather be sick myself, than have my child be sick.

  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    did they rule out appy yet? just a dumb question. God be with you and your family at this rough time. please keep us up to date!
  11. by   GPatty
    I do not know what the cultures are, just that after her CT scan, the doc said it was a severe enough kidney infection that just Rocephin wouldn't take care of it alone.
    I'll give it till tomorrow for the antibiotics to take effect, and if not...I will ask for renal consult.
    Wish I knew more to tell you all....

    Thank you for everything so far!
  12. by   mcruss
    Another dumb question---Have they ruled out kidney stones?? I'm sure they have...but that describes how I feel when I get them....

    Be thinking of you both !!

    Tricia...only 9 weeks to graduation !!
  13. by   Brownms46
    JulieLPN...please excuse me for losing my mind monetarily, focusing on the problem...and not your worry concerning your daughter. I'm so sorry your daughter is ill...and that your worried about her. Please know that right now...I'm going to stop...and take time to agree with everyone in prayer for your daughter swift and total recovery. No need to you have enough on your mind. Just be by your child's side...where I'm sure your comfort is just what she needs.. There Prayer said...((((((JulieLPN&daughter)))))))
  14. by   Jenny P
    Take care, Julie, You are both in my prayers.

    You have been given all of the advice I'd give, except has she been out of the country or camping? Have they ruled out intestinal infection (giaderria[sp?])