anonymous42350 Asked May 2011

How can I get a urine sample from my mom?

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I have been trying to catch pee so I can bring it to my mom's doctor for analysis to see if she has a urinary tract infection. No catch. She is hallucinating so it is a good chance she has one. She is not eating and not drinking much. She did pee yesterday but the aide was not able to catch it.

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MiaMadre May 2011
p.s. If she is not eating OR drinking, it may be necessary to get her to the hospital since dehydration will only make hallucinations WORSE! If you can give fluids, I would.

Encourage her to drink (if you can) by having her "taste" something with you. If you can solicit her 'help' perhaps she will drink.

I do hope this helps you.
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MiaMadre May 2011
Here is something that "I" used when I thought Mom had a UTI and couldn't get her to 'give' a sample' or get her to the doctor... weekend, holiday, etc.

Go to a wholefoods store. Get D-Mannose in powder form, add one teaspoonful dissolved In water or juice every 2 or 3 hours.

A typcial dosing regimen to treat a UTI using the powder would be one teaspoon dissolved in a liquid and taken every 2 to 3 hours for 2 to 3 days,then use the maintenance dose to prevent recurrence.

We used this 'treatment' sucessfully for FIVE YEARs for my mother. No prescription, no interaction with other drugs, even if she was a diabetic there is NO problem.

I do hope this helps..... p.s. to get a urine sample, try a 'nun's cap' that can be added UNDER the toilet seat.
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