Monday, 10 January 2011
After a blocked nose earlier in the week, Rachael began to experience excess secretions from the catheter stoma site and the catheter was becoming slow to drain. Rachael was urinating from urethra, had sharp stabbing pains every 20 minutes, and blood clots (size of tack heads) in urine. Dr G found that urine test from last visit showed an infection, further sample was taken along with a swab of the catheter stoma. Prescription for antibiotics, Trimethoprim 50mg/5ml suspension to be taken twice a day, given.