My wife and I have been taking care of her mother for the past 4 1/2 years, she has dementia, kidney failure, heart failure severe narrowing of C-3/C-4 vertebrae. (To mention the big ones)
July 2017 she got a U.T.I. went to bed Sat night she could walk, Sun mourning she couldn't. While at hospital she was dropped twice. She has not walked since.
March 2018 she developed a cough (bad allergies), she was fine before this (accept not walking) put on amoxicillin-clav, after 2nd day of this she got diarrhea. when cough didn't go away they tried azithromycin, which didn't work, then they tried prednisone. This got rid of cough, but b/c. the diarrhea she got another U.T.I. another antibiotic was started. She still has diarrhea to this day. We've taken her to the hospital 3 different occasions (3-4 day stays), while at hospital she does not have any BM's.
Sat they put her on Flagyl, Mon we took her to hispital, her BP was 50/28. They took her off flagyl. put on antibiotic for pneumonia just couple hours. A different Dr took her off. Upon release the Dr told us to take her off of, and throw away;
Multivitamin with foLic acid
We did what Dr said. After 4 years of doing this we know some of these medications have severe consequences if stopped cold turkey. We put her back on
while at hospital she does not have any BM's. They say she's at end of her life, but they can't find anything wrong with her. (they also told us that a couple years ago). When she gets out of hospital her diahhrea is much worse than before.
She has non-stop diarrhea, sometimes "smere". Any ideas what could be happening with her? Or suggestions dealing with contestant diarrhea (worried about another U.T.I.)