She is on day 2 of Bactrim antibiotics. Grandma is 88yrs.old and has dementia.I took her to see urgent care doctor on Thursday and started her on antibiotics. She is now drinking a glass of water every hour and will start her on cranberry juice today.But last night she started bleeding in her pee.She pees every 15 to 20 minutes. She wears adult briefs every day.She doesn't feel pain.And she doesn't remember she has a bladder infection.She also hates to drink water or anything but coffee. What should I do?
Even though it was one experience, it could have been a lot worst. I would NEVER go to an HMO.
OP, yes, take the advice of others and go to a hospital now. Don't take a chance.
Or, should we, as caregivers and families leave this hot topic unspoken also?
Maybe not all HMO's do this. But financially managed care is, just that.
Unbelievable that dr's ofc. stated "he doesn't have the usual symptoms of a bladder infection, and there is no fever, so we won't perform the Ua. THE DIPSTICKS!!! BTW, dipstick Ua do not work anyway.
Absolutely no credit needed for saving his life, I am just sorry he had to suffer about 4 weeks. He doesn't have a real caregiver team, just intermittent helps.
But if it were my Dad, he would have nursing care daily.
Get Grandma to the E.R. for I.V. antibiotics. At least the doctors gave her one of the right antibiotics.
Try and go as soon as possible before they get busy with 4th of July accidents.