My mom had Thursday as the aide was moving her she slipped but the aide caught her and slowly lower her to the floor. Anyway nursing home protocol is to test for a UTI after an incident. Well, Monday evening they called me and told me she had hurt her arm and the test came back positive for a UTI. Monday she was fine as she could be. Yesterday I go and she is literally in a rant her arm is bandaged up still not sure what happened her skin is very thin..I asked them to give her an Ativan to calm her down. She was cussing folks calling names. I stayed until she fell asleep and I told them to keep her sedated until the antibiotics took affect. I dread going back today. I just called them and I am waiting on a call back. I didn't sleep much last night for thinking about it and I am very tired today...so not sure if I am emotional and thinking rationally. My mom broke her hip in March and cannot walk. She has several health issues, Any Suggestions
What stage is your mom in and how long has she been there? I understand what you are saying.
Some elders get totally psychotic when they have a UTI. My mother had a slight bladder infection a couple of years back. It was one of the worst weeks of my life. She returned to normal (for her) when the infection cleared. You have my sympathy. I hope the infection clears fast. You may want to let hospice know. They might be able to provide some extra comfort for her if she needs it. Other than giving the antibiotics time to work and keeping her as comfortable as possible, I don't know what else you can do. I wish we could fix things, but sometimes they just aren't fixable. It's out of our hands. Hugs and more hugs.