Am back again with my crisis. Mum could not pass urine for 24 hours, i.e. since 2 p.m. yesterday until about the same time today. I had tried some home remedies like a sitz bath, hot and cold compress etc. but nothing worked. Our doctor did an ultrasound scan and found that the bladder was almost full. Catheterisation could have been done but I said I would try using a rectal suppository to induce motion and thereby allow urine to flow. This worked quite well but now again she is retaining. If she doesn't pass urine for a long time, I guess I will have to go in for catheterisation. I have been giving her enough water/juice, though. For the time being, other anomalies have been ruled out by our doctor. So I suspect mum isn't able to use her pelvic muscles and/or she isn't able to sense the need in her brain. Since this has just started, I am posting in the hope of getting some good advice, as usual. Has anyone here had this problem? Thanks for listening.