My mom has been in the hospital 2 of the past three weeks. Bladder infections and dehydration were the last diagnosis. In the hospital on both occasions mom was given fluids intravenously. After the first hospital stay mom had a catherter added, and I was told she would need skilled nursing care. So, we opted for a nursing home in town. This was a hard decision, however. After a week mom was back in the hospital. Today is the second day out of the hospital. Mom is refusing to drink or eat enough to maintain bladder functions. I feel that after a week she will be dehydrated again. I am trying ensure and ice cream with very minimal intake. Has anyone experienced similar issues or have any advice.