Hi everyone, I have never posted before but had quite a frightening experience at the weekend that I am just looking for your advice.
My husband’s walking has been a little worse than usual for the last month or so but we put it down to the new drug he was on, and thought it might take a while for his body to get used to it. On Saturday night however he was having to go to the toilet more frequently and he ended up collapsing and had absolutely no strength in his body.
We managed to get him into bed and the doctor came out to advise he had a UTI and gave him a course of antibiotics which he is now on his 3rd day of. He’s never had a UTI before so the symptoms sent us both into a panic thinking he had gone way down hill (he couldn’t even turn round in bed). He’s up and about again, but his walking/ataxia is really bad and he is petrified that he will be left with this.
I just wondered from your experiences how long it usually takes for a UTI to clear (although I know everyone will be different). I’m hoping that the UTI had been working on him for weeks which perhaps caused the fatigue for the last few weeks, hopefully he’ll be even better than before!
Sorry for the huge post, it’s good to talk as we don’t want to worry our families unnecessarily!