Senior dementia patient recently was in the hospital for UTI. He was treated with IV antibiotics and had a Foley catheter inserted because he was retaining urine. The Foley catheter was removed about two weeks after his hospital release. He now takes flomax. We are monitoring his urine output with a condom catheter bag. He drinks about 2/3 8oz cups of liquid a day (not much), but is well.
Anyone have experience monitoring for urinary retention? Without an ultra sound bladder exam at home, it is difficult to check. What does one look for; especially when urine output fluctuates?