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.

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