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I am 16 years old and about 6 weeks ago i had pyelonephritis. for the week before i had pain passing urine and occasionally spotted drops of blood. i assured myself it would go and did nothin, a week later i was feeling ill, the day after i came home and was vomiting, thats when the pain started. i was aksed to see an emergency dctor as i was suspected to have apendicitus, the emergency doctor said i had a urine infection and prescribed antibiotics, in tablet form, i have a problem with taking tablets and have to had suspension so i had my prescription changed by my GP, who also confirmed the signs of an urine infection. a few days later i was still in alot of pain and constantly vomitting, i had been tryin to take paracetamol to keep the pain away but ouldnt keep any food, drink, or medication down. i was advised to contact my gp and ask for a home visit, instead he told me to go to A+E. i travelled to Dewsbury hosppital where i was given antibiotics i the form of injections, including morphine for the pain and put on a drip as i was dehydrated and hadnt eaten in a few days. after a few hours i was allowed home. i was so tierd and weak then i went to sleep as soon as i woke up i was in pain again and the vomitting started again i was taken back to hospital and admitted immediatly, from there i was put straight back on a drip and given more anitbiotics. i stayed overnight and the followin evening i was transfered to Pinderfield hospital as they had a person more specialised in the infection. i was still constantly provided with pain relief and antibiotics. my fever was also closely monitored along with blood pressure. i had to have an ultrasound to check for any kidney stones, none were present and 2 nights later i was allowed home as i had started eating and drinking and therefore allowed off my drip. i was given a course of antibiotics which i had to take for 3 weeks and paracetamol. the medication worked very well soon all pain subsided, i completed my course a a week later i had to give another sample for testing, i am still awaiting the results and in a few months have to go back to the hospital for a check up.
i can only thank the staff at Dewsbury hospital for all they did, they took me through the worst part of my infection and were very considerate, helpful, and professional. i can truely say i have not had a better experience with hospital staff than that day and night. :magic::cheers::ok: anyway i am now well again and currently taking my GCSE exams.:yikes:
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