My mother, age 87, has live with us for 7 years. She has had back-to-back UTIs for seven months, despite multiple antibiotics, including two courses of IV antibiotics, which left her extremely weak for a week or so. Two urologists and the infectious disease doctor have all indicated that she will not ever be infection free. Yesterday, the second opinion urologist suggested discontinuing treatment under AND/DNR provisions. We agreed to a referral to hospice and will have a consultation with them on Tuesday. Mother has lots of limitations and has no problem with the idea of death. However, her mind is still good. Are we being premature in this decision? How long before the UTI turns into sepsis/ septic shock? She does not want any more IV antibiotics. These are questions we will discuss with hospice (dr. said it could weeks to months), but I'm interested in other input/experience. Thanks.