This is not typical for my mom. A nurse, who took my sister's call, said that it may be an UTI. She has had these before, but never accompanied by serious, and long-term hallucinations. She began taking antibiotics this evening, when can we expect these symptoms to go away, if they are in fact attributed to the UTI?
UTI's are usually the issue.. and if you cannot get her to the doctor, then HAVE HIM/HER PRESCRIBE antibiotic until you can get her in.
ABRI-FORM Diapers are very good.. L4, most absorbent is good. Haven't had issues yet with this brand...
Plenty of fluids.. if not enough can cause UTI... It is so hard when they get older.. they can come on fast without warning.. That is the scary part.. WITHOUT WARNING...
a UTI can certainly be one of them but so can other illnesses
If your mom is not better in 24-48 hrs I would contact her doctor again.
Contact someone sooner or call 911 if she is declining further
When my mom went through a bad episode of hallucinating, it was believed to be a new med requested by live-in-sibling from doctor. So the doctor prescribed and the live-in-sibling was to administer first dose that night. So during my visit next day, mom began seeing dead people and talking out of her head (I suspect it was given that morning). I asked live-in-sibling was new med started so we'd know what to tell the medical professionals. For whatever reason sibling refused to answer so I called the pharmacy and doctor. They confirmed that med could cause such a reaction. It kept getting worse so I called the ambulance. We got nowhere still because live-in-sibling refused to answer. So paramedics checked mom out and told us if that med was given it may take a few days to get out her system.
When dad went through this experience, it was diagnosed as a very bad UTI. It was so bad he kept saying he had a very bad explosive type headache. So they did a ct scan to see if he had a stroke. The answer was no. It took over a week of trying different antibiotics to get his UTI among other issues under control.
Hope your mom has gotten some relief by now. Take Care.