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confusion and nausea (sorry long)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 15, 2010
  • 09:10 AM

I am putting this under urinary problems because that is the only definite diagnosis we have.
My Father is quite severly disabled and is a weel chair user. He has had difficulty with urination for years and has just spent three weeks in hospital for various tests. He now has to self cathartarise (sp?) 5-6 times a day. While he was in hospital he had a spell of confusion and vomiting, he was given antibiotics and was fine after a day or two. He has been home for less than a week and yesterday, whilst my Mum was driving home from their local town, he said he didn't recognise the road they were on. When they got home he was sick and went to bed where he slept for 4 hours. When he woke he tried to self cathartarise and was clearly confused and having problems. My mum phoned 112 (they live in France) and were told to take him to hospital would be expecting him. They were there for 4 hours and he had blood and urine tests. He was told he does not have an infection and given something to stop him feeling nauseous.
During the night he had more difficulty catheterising and this morning he is confused some of the time and ok at others. I have spoken to him on the phone and he sounds lucid but after he had washed himself, instead of getting dressed he pu on his pyjamas and was just sitting on the bed staring into space.
We have always thought he has MS but this has never been diagnosed.
Any ideas? My first thought is kidney damage but I really dont know and am worried sick. My Mum is taking him back to the doctors this afternoon.

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