:confused: My mother has multiple sclerosis, and recently she's had a few bad attacks that doctors have linked to a "UTI." The first time an attack happened, she was confused, and ended up being brought to the hospital, She was diagnosed with a UTI and they kept her in the hospital.
Since her immune system is already weak, the attack weakend her further, she had to be admitted to a nursing for 6 weeks for physical rehabilitaion. They claimed to have killed the UTI, but she was still very confused. i.e. She believed she was going to a wedding, thought there was a refrigerator in the room, called me the wrong name. She was having problems breathing and we linked the breathing problems with when she would become loopy and not have her oxygen on.
She became better and returned home, within a week, she went to the hospital with breathing problems. The hospiutal sent her back home saying she had brochitis. She went back to the hospital and was admitted again, telling her that she has emphysema.(Sorry about my spelling).
About a week later, she was sitting in the kitchen and had a seizure. She was sent back to the ICU this time on a respirator. When they were able to take her off the respirator, she was still quite confused, and lost about two years of her memory. She returned back home.
Its been about three weeks, and yesterday she started vomiting. She had no fever, and was cold and clammy. She went back to the doctors, who are still claiming its just a reccurance of UTI's. She is now back in the ICU on a respirator.
I should note that her breathing problems only seem to occur when she has an attack. There has to be something more than a UTI in affect, I personally believe it could be something else, but because shes bound to a wheelchair already, They can't determine if there is difficulty with motor skills.
Also they have not been able to do a MRI because she has a pump in her spinal cord.
To put it all together: Seizures (which I can't find as a symptom of UTI's), confusion, vomiting, respitory problems. If anyone can help, PLEASE DO!:confused: