My mom’s home health nurse tested and confirmed Mom has a UTI yesterday late in the day. She starts meds tomorrow. She is becoming overly confused and making no sense at all. She is also jerking really bad and is very weak. I sleep In her room with her already because during the last episode (6 weeks ago) of exact same symptoms, she stood with her walker, jerked, fell straight down and broke her foot off of her ankle. Her foot was facing backwards. It freaked me out. She went to the hospital, had surgery, went to rehab and month later was back home. That was two weeks ago.
I am so stressed tonight as she is so confused and unable to follow simple directions. I do board to bed side commode transfers for potty time but since she is not supposed to put ANY weight on her broke ankle side, it hard because she is not following my instructions and suggestions. I fear she is going to get hurt again without having the control necessary to do transfers. I am thinking about going back to the bedpan until this clears up and she changes back. Last time it took a week on antibiotics.
Background - she has terminal breast cancer that metastasized into her hip bones at first and now liver, lungs, tail and back bone. My husband took an amazing job in Seattle and we moved her and her husband to Seattle with us. She has excellent cancer team here, where the Texas team had given up and stopped treatment.