Mom in ALF with Alzheimer’s. Has been in pull-up incontinence briefs now all the time last 7-8 months. Constant problem with UTIs like every 4-6 weeks. Impossible to get a sample, so every time caregiver calls me it’s back to ER again for catheter. She ends up in hospital 2-5 days each time and gets better, but keeps coming back!
I have talked to her primary several times about a long term low dose antibiotic but they are afraid of resistance. Cranberry capsules and juice has not helped. This last one was bad; Mom couldn’t even stand up and was very lethargic and out of it. Anyone else have to fight with doctors about this? I think more stressful back and forth to ER and having them running catscans, xrays, catheters, and not eating well in hospital worse than risking restistance?!