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Diagnosed with Ecoli, has breathing issues after treatment, in hospice due to no cure. Suggestion?

My mother has been diagnosed with E coli . After a week of antibiotics the doctor who was treating her In the hospital says there is nothing he can do and my sister has moved her to hospice. Her kidney function is good as well as her heart . She has had some breathing issues. I find this so hard to believe that everyone has just given up ons her and is leaving her to die. She is not receiving any treatment at all in hospice. Is there nothing that can be done for her. She is in good spirits. She eats a little bit and drinks each day.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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hello.why is your mother in hospice?hasnt the doctor explained her condition in detail to you?

if she has E.Coli in her urine, it also depends on how significant is the bateruria and then it requires specific traetment depending upon the antibiotic sensitivity.

if she has good kidney and cardiac function and still continues to have breathing issues, she must be having some respiratory problem.

get her examined and investigated by a physician in detail to know what exact problem does she have other than UTI(urinary tract infection)

infective cause is always easy to treat.

all the best.

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