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Urinary tract infection with confusion

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 29, 2008
  • 04:42 PM

Hi,

My 79 year old mother in law is in the hospital after she fell and was found by my husband. She was in-coherent, and there was alot of urine around the area and the bed. She is diabetic, takes meds, but doesn't always. Anyway, about a week ago, she fell, her knees just gave out. She's been kinda wobbly for about the last 3 years. They've run a bunch of tests and they are saying they think it is a urinary tract infection. They say that can cause the confusion, and other symptoms. I guess they are saying the infection is now in her bloodstream. She initially was slurring her words, but not anymore, although she can stand, she can't walk. Does this sound like a correct diagnosis?

Thanks,

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