the bane of their lives.. UTI

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by zonkjonk, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. zonkjonk

    zonkjonk Registered User

    mum has yet another UTI, as yet undiagnosed but nurse highly suspects
    mum has been on a catheter for urine output since hospitalisation back in oct/nov

    nurse reports, oral fluid intake sufficient, but urine output today only 50 mls
    catheter replaced, and other things re catheter that I cant remember
    nurse, hospital? me "no"
    I already have palliative care only in place
    normal doctor unavailable so locum coming in this evening
    would a UTI cause low urine output even with a catheter?
    given that fluid intake orally is ok?
    ok we are not doctors, but anyone had similiar?
    awaiting sound advice,
    Jo
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,894
    Kent
    Sorry Jo, it`s outside my experience, so no advice to offer. Only sympathy, and hope that someone will soon be able to help.
    Love xx
     
  3. gigi

    gigi Registered User

    Nov 16, 2007
    7,788
    East Midlands
    Hello Jo,

    I'm no doctor but usually if oral fluid intake is adequate and urine output diminishes it's an indication that the kidneys aren't working properly..

    It does sound as if your mum is already in a fragile state..so it's important to get the doctor's view on this..

    Let us know how things are..

    Wishing you and your mum well..

    Love Gigi xx
     
  4. Mameeskye

    Mameeskye Registered User

    Aug 9, 2007
    1,669
    NZ
    HI Jo

    Gigi is right in saying that the kidney function may be suspect. Another cause if your Mum has an infection is that oral hydration, whilst looking sufficient, may not be adequate if she is feverish and sweating a great deal (oops or should I say perspiring or even glowing!:eek:)

    Mameeskye
     
  5. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Sorry to read this Jo.

    Hope you get some advice soon.

    Please let us know how things continue.....'twas your title that caught my eye
    Whilst this may not be the case with your dear mum this time, it does seem to feature so largely with a lot of people.

    Fingers crossed for mum.
     
  6. elaineo2

    elaineo2 Registered User

    Jul 6, 2007
    945
    leigh lancashire
    hi zonkjonk,are there any other symptoms apart from what you stated?is the urine dark?smelly?am only asking because there csn be so many predictions.love elaine
     

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