Mom's urine is tea colored. The urologist said "It's sediment from the bladder." I tried to get him to be more specific by asking " Blood? Infection?"
He said "Maybe, but we wouldn't do anything about it anyway."
When I asked why not, he replied "Because of her age and condition."
Two days ago, before he consulted by my mom's doctor, he butted in on a conversation I was having with mom's nurse about her code status. He let me know in no uncertain terms, that he felt patients her age (86) should not be treated as a full code. He went on about how hard it is on the family if a patient ends up in a vegetative state on a ventilator.
I asked him if it was worse than standing by the bedside, watching them die, while no one did anything. He said, for him it was. So I know he has a "do nothing" attitude toward older patients.
I hope I get to tell him what I like to tell everyone taking care of mom -- "I hope you get the kind of care you gave my mother, when you become ill."
Mom's urine bag was emptied. The fresh urine is now a much lighter color. Maybe there was nothing to be done about it.
Her attending came in and was not concerned as long as her urine is not dark and she has no fever.
As for the urologist, he has a reputation for being arrogant and insensitive. If he's in my mother's room or see him in the hall I will certainly begin a discussion about it with him.