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Old 02-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #18
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Re: Poor sick baby...C. Diff, please help!

Originally Posted by mommypockets View Post
If everything else fails, stool transplant from a healthy, screened donor (maybe you!) with normal stools cures 90-some percent of C. Diff cases within hours!
This is done as a last resort but is very effective!

Originally Posted by aemarques View Post
Only advice is to wash your hands, and babies hands. Cdiff spores remain on hands and must be scrubbed and rinsed off. Not sure if lysol kills cdiff but if not I think walgreens may sell cavi wipes which do, follow manufacture instructions (surface must stay wet for certain amount of time).

Nurse nurse nurse baby to stay hydrated and be sure to give probiotics at the opposite time antibiotics are taken.

Good probiotics are refridgerated and ive heard anything else is just impotent. Get to a healthfood store they should have a section for them refridgerated, there will be kids liquid is best
Lysol will not kill c.diff, only bleach and good hand washing- actual handwashing, not the alcohol based sanitizer.

Originally Posted by mekat View Post
If it makes you feel better my son has been on tons of antibiotics throughout his life and never got C-diff from antibiotic use. Ds has even been on a 10 day course of high powered IV antibiotics to destroy antibiotic resistant bacterial spinal infection followed up with another 10 day course of high powered oral antibiotics. One outpatient surgery and his rectal stump (he has a colostomy) was colonized with C-diff. The rest of his GI tract (the working part) was completely clear through. I don't know how we avoided it spreading from the rectal stump to the working part of his GI tract but we did.

I really really doubt the c-diff was from a 10 day course of a low level antibiotic typical used to treat ear infections. Something just doesn't seem right with that I would be thinking back to everything she was exposed to around that time. When our GI got the positive test results back the first thing he said was "huh, your son has been in the hospital recently hasn't he?" Yup, outpatient surgery with an extended stay in the recovery room.
With some people all it takes is a course of antibiotics. (I have never had it but being an RN in a hospital setting I see it all the time. Ironically, my sister got c.diff from an oral antibiotic for a sinus infection).

Originally Posted by betsybikes View Post
I will follow up with the doctor, but she did test positive. Not really sure where else she could have gotten it.

Overall happy with Doctors responsiveness. Went in on Friday afternoon, turned in sample Saturday morning and he called with diagnosis on Sunday and we checking in today. He called and said he is consulting with a GI specialist.

Been doing research, sounds like we need to pick up some Florastor , it has the specific strain of pro- biotics to counter C diff.

Good news is her other sypmtoms seem to be going away.

Thanks all for your support and kind words.
Glad things are looking up!!
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