We have been waiting a long time to get some answers to what is going on with me, Lightning. After a multitude of tests and a lot of green papers, we think we finally have an explanation, well, sort of.
None of my many tests produced any indication of a problem, except for a very low specific gravity count. Over the past three weeks, things have been changing. Well, yes, Misty came home. My peeing at night and flooding the kitchen abated a bit. There were still a lot of wet towels for Mom to clean, but it was less. Then two weeks ago, it all stopped. Dr. B. had Mom "catch" four first-of-the-morning urine streams after not letting me have any water overnight. With each sample, the specific gravity improved. At first it was just a tiny bit. But the second one was little bit better. And the last two from this week were back to normal. I haven't had any "accidents" for two weeks. And I am not drinking gallons of water.
So what was the problem? We don't have a definite answer. But here is what Dr. B. is thinking. I "may" have had a kidney infection back in early May when all this started, but Mom was thinking it was Timber. Then it got worse and Mom figured out it was me. About the same time that Mom realized the peeing boy was me, I got bit by a tick who bored a hole in my back. Dr. B. put me on an extended dose of doxycyline to be sure that tick didn't give me some sort of tick-borne disease. Separately a urinalysis was done to see why I was peeing so much. All that test revealed was that my specific gravity was incredibly low. That was when all the testing started. The urine culture was done right about the same time I finished the doxycycline and about the same time Misty came home. The urine culture showed no bacterial growth of any sort. So that is where the thought came in that maybe this was all caused by stress from the early months of this year - psychogenic polydipsidia. But now that everything has cleared up, that is no longer being considered. Dr. B. thinks that I actually did have an infection early on, the doxycycline took a long time but eventually cleared it up (even though that isn't why it was prescribed), the urine culture was done when the doxycycline ran out so that test was negative. And now I am just fine. It is the only plausible explanation that the doctor and we can come up with at this point. But if the symptoms return, Mom is to call Dr. B. right away. I sure wish I didn't have to have all those tests, and now I have a bare belly:(
Do you want to know what my thoughts are on this?
I think Misty, my sweet sister, brought me good luck and made everything better. AND all the POTP, prayers, and good thoughts from all of YOU!!! For all of that I am forever grateful. Mom says we got a second miracle. Miracle #1 was Misty coming home. Miracle #2 is my recovery.
None of it makes a lot of sense to us, but whatever it was, all is good.
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber AND a very relieved Mom