Bladder Issues: Not emptying properly and low sodium
My 78 yr old father is experiencing issues with bladder not emptying properly. He has been told he has low sodium issues. Over the past 2 months he has been in the ED twice for low sodium, and has also had severe confusion due to that. He was discharged last week after a week long stay at Henry Ford Hospital. He was told to follow up with a Urologist, that took a week to get in. He was seen today, they removed the catheter he went home with, but was told to self cath 1-2 times per day. We are wondering what could be the next step since the Urologist in Midland, MI didn't answer our concerns. It can't be normal to go on with Cath correct ? Is there a bladder procedure ? If anyone could give us some insight or if he needs a referral there, it would be greatly appreciated. I could also send additional info.