It has finally been found that the reason for the UTI not being cured was because she was being treated with drugs that the bacteria was resistant to. A simple Urine Culture and Sensitivity test, cost just Rs. 200/- led us to determine that the intensity of the infection was about 1 lac organisms in 1ml of blood. Also, it revealed that the bacteria was resistant to almost all the common antibiotics: Ampicillin
and about5 others. There were only 4 antibiotics that the bacteria was responding to:
The medication: Ertapenem
1g through IV (infusion for 30 mins) has been showing positive results over the past 2 days.
I never realised that a simple UTI could take a person's life. It has affected the Blood sugar and BP levels, memory, consciousness, mobility of my mother.