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UTI

by on January 23, 2011

Akemi’s expertise has helped us in many ways.  Probably the most practical is the diagnosis of a potential urinary tract infection (UTI).  It was based soley on the color and odor of the Foley bag.  I am told such a smell is impossible to forget and is something that females the world over are familiar with.  In all of my maleness, I will just take her word for it.

I called the Hospice RN and we started a broad-base antibiotic.  To save time, we actually used some Septra that we already had in our extensive inventory of meds.  If it doesn’t clear up in a few days, they would pull a culture and test for the proper antibiotics.

I’m a bit surprised about the offer to do a culture.  I didn’t think hopice allow any sort of diagnostic testing.  In any case, hopefully it will clear up soon.

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  1. Noriko Sasaki permalink

    Dear Sean and family,

    My friends, Pastor Andrew Rodriguez, his church in Idaho, wife Linda, Janice Garcia and I still continue to pray for Satomi and you and your family daily. Anything we can do, please let me know.

    Noriko Sasaki (Candace Takatani’s friend)

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