My 89 year old mother has had bronchitis for about 2 1/2 weeks. She was receiving antibiotic and steroid IV treatments and breathing treatments -twice a day for three days- as an out patient. Once she finished these up she seemed to be a lot better. That lasted about one day. Then she relapsed. She feels" lousy" and sleeps constantly . She isn't having any trouble breathing and isn't running a temp. I called her doctor and was told to give her oral antibiotics. That was 5 days ago. So far there is no improvement. Is this normal for her age? Is there something else I should be doing for her? We try to make sure she drinks plenty of fluids -not an easy thing to do- and eats something- again not easy.