Grandmother has bad UTI and has blood in urine now. Should I take her to hospital?

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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?

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Sendme, don't even start on HMO's! My sister had a rough time with one idiot who kept diagnosing flu over a 2+ week period. When one of her nurse friends intervened and got her radiologist nephew involved, in a day or so he diagnosed colitis. With the proper meds at the first start of an episode, she was able to keep it under control.

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.
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P.S. how do you know it is blood in the urine? Maybe she has itching from a yeast infection caused by the antibiotics, and scratched herself. See the urologist.
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So, we could start a new thread to ask if anyone has noticed that HMO's seem to give up on the patient after a certain age, like maybe 80, or if the patient requires more care than others. I know of at least 3. One HMO discharged a patient after tests for age related decline were positive.
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.
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No one would listen to me about UTI's in the elderly, so I came to this site for information to share. The doctor's office would NOT perform a urinalysis on the patient, but he knew he had a bladder infection. Another week went by..when my husband took the patient to the doctor, the article on UTI's was provided to the doctor, along with a letter "after all these years with the doctor (an HMO) why can't the patient get the help he needs?" Yes, you can die from a bladder infection! After antibiotics, not being able to finish the Rx, the patient was taken to the E.R. and given intravenous (I.V.) antibiotics. He rallied, he is walking in his walker just now, outside, does that sound like we should have given up on him?

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.
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sorry meant to say blood is from the bladder not the vagina.
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What else is wrong with grandma? are you sure the urine is from the bladder not the vagina or haemorroids? has she eaten anything else red like beetroot? She will be peeing a lot with drinking all that water but it sounds as though she may not be completely emptying her bladder. A visit to the ER is probably the best choice because it is a holiday weekend.
Try and go as soon as possible before they get busy with 4th of July accidents.
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Are you sure it is blood and not coloring from the cranberry juice? If you are seeing blood, you need the ER as soon as you can.
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I would call the urgent care center where she was seen and ask their advice.
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