Monday, October 8, 2007

Mom's UTI still has not cleared so we have started another course of antibiotics. Guess it's time to break out the yogurt again. I hope that this round clears it up. Poor Mom. I have to be more diligent with making sure that the specimen is taken 48 hours after Mom finishes the antibiotic. She seems to be more upbeat tonight. Tomorrow she goes to the day program. I hope she has fun. Her nose seems a little stuffy tonight, I hope she hasn't caught a cold. There is one going around.

I made an appointment for our flu shots. The soonest that we could get in is Oct 26. That should be soon enough I hope.

The weather has cooled off nicely. It was a cool, crisp autumn evening, perfect for a fire. I'd love to have a chimenea on the patio.

Lily has been talking. She's part Siamese so this is not unusual. She has always been a chatterbox and will hold a conversation with me. Olivia has not been a talker, but I think she's learning from Lily.


nancy said...

uti's can be difficult to clear up sometimes. i'll hope this round of antibiotics does the trick. does your mom like cranberry juice? wouldn't hurt to try pushing fluids with her as well.

~Betsy said...

These uti's are awful. I remember years ago when my mom had one and Nikki was grammy-sitting so my dad could spend some respite time with friends. Nikki was terrified! Mom was saying some weird stuff and I spent the better part of the evening on the phone with Nik trying to calm her down. I wish I had known all the ins and outs then that I do now.

Just a quick word of caution - some antibiotics don't mix well with yogurt. I think you have to have the yogurt many hours later than the drug - something like that. It's worth asking the pharmacist about.

Yay for chatty kitties! I love when mine talks to me.

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