thanks for writing in.
I would like to know as to whether the urinary catheter has been passed through the urethra
or directly into the bladder from below the umbilicus
If it has peen passed per urethra then it can have a multitude of complications such as
1. ascendind urinary tract
3. uraemia and renal failure
Were the gall stones
symptomatic in the first place. In an aged person devoid of abdominal symptoms suggestive of gall stones ,there is no need for urgent surgery. Only when symptomatic surgery is indicated.
Now for the urinary problem a course of antibiotics followed by surgical intervention is a must. In case if co morbid medical factors preclude surgery then the catherter route should be cahnged to suprapubic in the best interest of preventing infection and safeguarding the kidneys.
I hope this answers your querry.