My 79-yr old father has had a UTI since April (8 months ago). He has to get up in the night about once an hour and has not had a good night sleep in weeks. He has been hospitalised recently when he couldn't void and had a lot of blood (also elevated pulse and heart rate due to stress of it). It cleared up in the hospital, but the UTI hasn't gone away. He's been on a number of antibiotics that haven't seemed to work. He has seen a PCP a and a urologist number of times, but there doesn't seem to be an answer. His quality of life is declining as a result. Anyone else experience this and have advice?
My husband had a similar problem last year; it was a problem with a blockage in one of his ureters and required surgery.
I live in the UK and my Dad is in the US covered by my Mom's health insurance. For what it's worth--NHS is great here, but still experiences the same challenges as the US system (but costs less money)!!
I'm embarrassed to realise that I don't know how the system works for expatriates living in the UK. Is your father accessing the NHS or is he with private providers?