Tuesday, October 9, 2012
He has C-Diff
We have an answer to why he has the fevers. He tested positive for C-Diff.This is what they told me... It is a bacteria that is pretty much everywhere. Since his ANC# is lower he is more susceptible to it. It causes diarrhea, nausea & fevers. It is really common in hospitals but it is out in the community too. It is a harder to kill bacteria because it releases spores that don't die with alcohol or hand sanitizer. You have to physically was the spores off of your hands. I thought hand sanitizer did the job but I guess not :) now we know. Since it is contagious to (normal immune) people still no visitors & isolation for us. They will use antibiotics for 2 weeks (Flagyl). He can go home once his fever is down, diarrhea has stopped, appetite back & nausea gone.