My grandma has frequent UTIs. She gets really confused, mean, even violent, complains of more pain, headache, refusing to eat and has frequent urination so much as even every 20 minutes especially at night (making neither of us get any sleep as I have to assist her each time to the bathroom). I have noticed during the day it isn't as bad but still noticeable.
The doctor already has her on a preventing antibiotic she takes every other day and she is on cranberry capsules and eating Activa (which she has been refusing to eat lately saying nothing tastes good) and it still doesn't seem to help. She is getting daily showers by caregivers and I am personally wiping her when she has a bowel movement and she wipes everytime when she pees (she is a very through wiper).
She is taking tons of pills so is constantly drinking. Is anyone else dealing with frequent UTis that might have any other suggestions for me on preventing it? I have her going to a urologist but they couldn't get us in until the 21st of next month. This is very frustrating for both her and I as normally she is a sweet diabetic, dementia grandma and when she has a UTI she's the wicked witch of the west because she honestly just doesn't feel good.
She is currently on her second round of antibiotics since it appeared the first 7 days didn't work. The most frustrating part is that she had a broken neck two years ago that never quite got better so she gets nerve blocker shots in her neck to help with pain. She keeps having to put those off making her even more cranky due to pain since you can't have nerve blocker shots while on antibiotics for some odd reason.
Anyone else dealing with this issue? Am I alone in this?