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Colorado Girl, Mother Suing Doctor For Allegedly Not Treating Infections Properly

AURORA, Colo. - A 13-year-old girl and her mother claim the girl's urologist stopped seeing the girl when her care became too complicated .

Now, Abaigeal Holbrook and her mother Carrie are suing Children's Hospital Colorado and Dr. Duncan Wilcox.

In 2014, Dr. Wilcox implanted a device in Abaigeal's lower back to help her with bladder control issues caused by a disease called transverse myelitis.

The medical device is a miracle when it works, but it became a nightmare when it caused multiple infections over a 2-year period.

"It was really painful, to the point I could not really move," Abaigeal said.

The treatment forced her to  undergo multiple surgeries.

Her mother told reporters Dr. Wilcox failed to take her daughter's infections seriously and simply re-implanted the device instead of removing it and replacing it when the infections only got worse.

"It was summer and she couldn't go swimming because she had these open wounds and, you know, she just couldn't be a kid," Carrie said. "It was just two years of pure hell."

Can pregnancy in dogs cause bladder control issues?

We tried to breed my female dog about a month age. We are not sure if she is pregnant or not but the past few days she has had several accidents inside our house. She is usually very good about going outside. I was wondering if anyone who has bred a dog


Just like in humans, the fetus/fetuses are going to push against the bladder and make her need to go more often.


I suppose its possible.. pregnant women get problems known as stress incontinence.. from the pressure on the bladder.

However, just to be safe, you should take the dog in to see the vet, first to confirm the pregnancy and check how that's


I've never heard of that happening and doubt it would so early in the pregnacy. Marking or a urinary tract infection are more likely. You might want to take her to the vet or at least take in a urine sample.

Slight bladder control issues after swimming, is this normal?

I really enjoy swimming as exercise, but I have slight bladder leaks for an hour or so after swimming. I'm 25, is this normal or should I get it checked out by a doctor?


No, slight bladder leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for


No, slight bladder leaks after swimming is not normal for a person your age. Please call your family physician, and get an appointment with a urologist. If needed, there is a simple surgery that can stop urine leakage, and you may be a candidate for