I had the pleasure of finding a patient non-responsive during my first morning rounds.

Shaking. Drooling.  Axillary temp 105.  O2 sat 82%.

Long story short – confused patient had foley removed the afternoon after urine cultures were positive for E. coli.  Son stated that patient had been unable to void over the night.

I placed a foley and had an immediate return of 1200 cc of milky, yellow urine.

Pt responded only to painful stimuli for most of the shift.   Non-rebreather in place for most of the shift.

He began to follow simple commands and answer questions (after a sternal rub) around dinner time.

Patient status returned to baseline 12 hours later.

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