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My mother was admitted to the hospital about a month ago, after fainting in our home. She woke up very weak that morning, but had no prior symptoms before that day. She was diagnosed with sepsis, from a bladder infection. She spent 3 days in ICU on anti-biotics, and was then released.
Week and a half later. She wakes up with the chills and is shaking like nothing I've ever seen. This goes on all day until I finally convince her to let me call an ambulance. By the time the EMT's arrive, she's delirious, but able to answer simple questions. She refuses to go with them. An hour passes and she becomes non communitive and socially unresponsive. I call them back, and they take her out of here on a gourney. A tempeture of 105, and again, diagnosed with sepsis. Only this time, they find some kind of e-coli. 11 days in the hospital on anti-biotics, and then released.
Another week and a half later, to the current date. My mother wakes up acting strange and not herself, so I take her temperature. 102. I immediately call an ambulance and she is taken to the hospital. After spending 3 days in the hospital, she was diagnosed with a severe bladder infection, but NO sepsis. Ultrasound done on bladder. Retaining 20%. But nothing growing on urine tests.
TODAY. Blood shows to be septic and e-coli was also found again.
I appogogize for the long post, but I'm at my wits end. They are treating her infection, but it just keeps returning, and quickly. It seems the infection could be a symptom of something else? If thats the case, treating the infection wont last without finding the source.
Someone please help. Any input is so greatly appreciated.
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