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... Please listen to what Gabriel posted and try to let it go...the why? and the trying to figure out your mom's passing, or you will drive yourself crazy with anxiety that you don't need to add right now. While we all grieve in different ways, the stages mentioned are definitely a good guideline. Please go easy on yourself and just try to accept what has happened (I know that may... (13 replies)
... Wanted to add that she ate a big breakfast and also drank water on the day she died, so could it have been a UTI gone septic and the NH didn't know? ... (13 replies)
... Now my guilt is manifesting by thinking a UTI caused her death from a heart attack in emergency. ... (13 replies)

... He may not be dying but hospice can make sure he gets comfort care without aggressive treatments. Dehydration may cause UTI. He would need more water. If he eats less, he would have less water intake. Stopping eating is usually the last stage's symptom and the person may die from not eating. In a way he is probably in the latest stage of Alzheimer's. DNR is still in order - so... (3 replies)
... ursing home. "They" are a dreaded destination for most, but often necessary and a Godsend to loved ones. It sounds as if y'all are honoring his wishes. Yes, a UTI can cause death when it goes septic. The hospice staff will keep him as "comfortable" and pain free as possible until he passes. ... (3 replies)
... Because of the UTI will Dad be even more and more out of his head when he talks? ... (3 replies)
... At 11 pm she went to the emergency room and four hours later I got the 'call' that she died in emergency and I wanted details. She had UTI and was given antibiotics, her tummy was distended and they were placing her on the table for a scan and she passed away. ... (13 replies)
End of the Journey
Apr 13, 2014
... She got a UTI which advanced her dementia and had a fall. We got her into hospital, but when she came out, she never really recovered. ... (5 replies)
Hallucinations
Mar 10, 2014
... It's impossible to "not worry". I KNOW that the wait is HORRIBLE. What exactly are they basing their theory of Turner's on? Is it the delayed menses? My cousin did not have her first period until 19, as the average age in my family was 11 to 13 for onset. As stated, I know little about the syndrome. Does your daughter present with any of the more obvious (external)... (103 replies)
Alzheimers
Mar 5, 2014
... My husband has had alz for many years and has been in a nursing home for 5-6 yrs. I heard today on tv that sometimes they can die from dehydration. Has anyone heard of this. I ask because he was pretty dehydrated not long ago and had another UTI. Any info would be appreciated. (1 replies)
Hello, new here
Mar 1, 2014
... Lisa, I am so sorry you needed to find us here but so very glad that you did :) You are on the right track! You have jumped the first hurdle. Recognizing there is a problem and finding out what that problem is will serve you well. As you have done, this gives you an opportunity to get legal matters in taken care of and a plan in place. It gives you time to learn,... (13 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 24, 2014
... Hopefully they will have word on the UTI soon Valerie. They can do a quick dip stick test and know almost immediately after the sample is taken. ... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 24, 2014
... Valerie...I KNOW this is all so overwhelming, but I cannot stress enough that from my own experience...YOU HAVE TO BE pro-active. Some people might even say "aggressive" to get your father the help he needs. There's no excuse for not having a specimen by now, much less a diagnosis of UTI (if that's the case). I don't mean to appear judgmental...I'm NOT that, at all, I... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 24, 2014
... I agree that a UTI can cause many symptoms and a rapid decline in cognition and in health. ... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 24, 2014
... me he has ordered a few tests, one of them being a mid stream urine sample. 3 days and and they still haven't taken a sample. They said this could be caused by a UTI or the NPH. ... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 22, 2014
... Valerie, sometimes it is difficult to put all the pieces together to find the true cause and effect. Today might just be a good day If they have him on any type of antibiotics then that would diminish the effects of any infection, including a UTI. Perhaps hydration was a problem, which can also lead to hallucinations in some. Then you have the pressure from the NPH. If... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 22, 2014
... It is very true that the UTI CULTURE is such a valuable provider of information, as standard UA will not detect. Last May, my mom's UTI went septic. It had been treated with lesser antibiotics. ... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 22, 2014
... He's very calm today. I asked the DR if he was given any different medication and they said nothing was given to him since last night. She was going to stop a medication that he was recently prescribed as she thought that might be the cause, even though l told her he was disorientated before this medication. They decided not put put a catheter in but still hadn't taken a... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 21, 2014
... I would say yes! They are usually more in tune to diseases of the elderly and the complications specific to the elderly. Usually they have a knowledge of cognitive decline and how it complicates everything. The doctor can't ask Dad and get reliable information. They HAVE to talk to the family because you know Dad better than he does. He will say he's fine when you know... (103 replies)
Hallucinations
Feb 21, 2014
... They did mention a UTI a few times but they couldn't get a sample, so they were waiting for a DR to put a catheter in to get a sample. ... (103 replies)




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