Mom has had many UTIs since moving to Assisted Living. Two months ago her doctor recommended daily antibiotics as a preventative measure. Despite the risks of C-Diff, etc. Dad agreed. A few days ago, Mom had a bad fall that required an ER visit. She was diagnosed with a UTI. Assisted Living says it's a "false positive" because "she always has a UTI... that's why she's on the preventative antibiotic". That doesn't make sense to me.
We know the preventative doesn't always work. I understand mom may always have some bacteria in her urine. But how do we know if the bacteria have become resistant? Antibiotic on top of antibiotic doesn't sound like a good solution. Who do we believe... ER or AI? Has anyone been down this road?