My Dr FINALLY referred me to a urologist, after a YEAR of having 4-8 UTI's a MONTH.
They did a CT Scan, X-ray, blood and urine work.
I have liver and bladder damage, they aren't sure if my liver will make it past my 30th birthday [I JUST turned 20 this past Sunday (17th)], I will forever be on an antibiotic to sterilize my urine and bladder to help it last longer and stay clean.
I had the IV contrast for my CT scan, and the chick had the rubber band on my arm for about FIFTEEN minutes! My veins are CRAZY valve-y, so she couldn't find a spot. Before she even put the band on my arm I told her which vein to use and she said no, she didn't like that one. Then she ended up using that vein after I had already lost feeling in my hand and arm.
On my birthday, we found out that Gabe has pneumonia, so he's on antibiotics and an inhaler. He's doing soo much better now, still hackin' and gaggin' though but he has his energy back, and he's not so irritable anymore.
He's doing SO awesome with the aerochamber, too!