Seems I have a kick ass doctor (well, I know I do) because she was bang on about checking for the bladder infection in the midst of Hope's mystery illness.
To back up a bit...
I did strap on the ole' pee-bag at the end of last week, and, success!, I got it to work the first time. I collected the tiny little urine sample from Hope and this morning at 9:00 my G.P. called to tell me that the urine sample came back positive for a bladder infection. Now, Erika pointed out to me last week that many samples taken this way come back with a false positive but with the high fever she had and the brutal grumpiness, I'm thinking that indeed it burned when she peed.
Hope is now on some kind of antibiotic and, here's the kicker, she has to go into CHEO to have a catheter put in and then they shoot some kind of dye up there to make sure her bladder isn't having kickback of some sort. Poor wee one. I dread that day.