Confusion and Hope
Mom is82. We found out she had a UTI and then found they were pretty much ongoing. She was on a daily low does antibiotic that did not work. When she was first diagnosed she was given Cipro and it worked like a charm, but soon after she went off of it, she got another UTI (within a week). Now we found she probably has a brain lesion causing some confusion. So I did some research and found Cipro is a good antibiotic if the lesion is caused by infection. Because Cipro worked for the confusion but there was another UTI, it made me wonder if there was really not a UTI but the infection was from the brain lesion. So now we have her on Cipro daily. The first day was almost immediately different. We are holding out hope that there is just an infection that had seemed to be UTI but was the brain lesion infection. If the Cipro continues to work, there could either be the infection in the brain lesion will be completely gone (not real likely) or the infection will be controlled. Cross everything!