Thanks for the responses.
Baby Girl is going on 11 years old, and was spayed sometime prior to coming to live with us. She has been on Pronin for spay induced incontinance since before we got her. She has been a member of our family since January 2005. January 2009 was her first UTI that we know of.
Usually Baby is quick to roll over for a belly rub. Tonight she was determined to stay Sphinx-like. When I did succeed in getting her rolled over she kept tucking her tail and squirming. It appears that she may be an "innie".
The vet hopes the culture that was sent out today can be identified by next Tuesday. Until the infection can be ID'd positively, she does not want to start antibiotics. Partially because if it is a resistant strain, it will do no good and still cost us money, and partially because there may be a better drug available. Knowing what the infection really is will also make it easier to determine the dosage and length of treatment. Makes sense.
The vet is also concerned there maybe something else going on.
Because the urine had a ph of 9, she wants to get it back into the normal range of around 7. Science Diet is stocked by the vet clinic and there is a mail in rebate coupon worth $25.00 US available on the first bag purchased. A ten pound bag cost $23.99. Since she gets about 3/4 of a cup of kibble a day ( along w/ two 14 ounce cans of green beans, 3 unsalted crackers and 3 tablespoons of peanut butter) the kibble would last a very long time. The receptionist told me Baby would be on the W/D for life.
The vet says cranberry juice does not work. But I am going to try to find the Solid Gold berry balance and Colliodial Silver locally. The Solid Gold site appears to be a bit out of date because several of the stores it lists as carrying their products have been out of business for over two years or do not list the products in their on line catalogs.
As I was typing this, all three Labs were around me. I heard a yelp and a whimper, turned around to see Tina and Baby standing behind me. Could not determine who yelped. I reached out to pet Baby and she yelped twice and started whimpering. I asked if anyone needed out and she was first through the doorway headed for the front door.
I think this is going to be a long five days.
Thanks for the thoughts, advice, and prayers.