Hello again, C. diff

22 Jun

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Well, Rosalie finished her fifth round of antibiotics this week. She was on vancomycin for the second time, and of course, as soon as she finished, the C. diff came right back. Yeah, really. This is ridiculous. So Dr. Rittmeyer has started her on an antibiotic called alinia. Normally it is taken for 3 days but she will take it for 6. Dr. Rittmeyer and his nurse practitioner seem pretty confident that it will work.

I have no idea what the next step would be if this doesn’t work. I really thought the IVIG infusion & second round of vancomycin would take care of it. I just can’t believe it came back & so soon after finishing the vanc. She finished it Thursday & it was back Friday. And it is obvious too, not just in her diaper, but all the progress we have made in the amount she had been eating has dwindled over the last two days, she’s not napping, she’s crying in pain & nothing we do makes her happy.

I’ve started to write a couple of posts this week but haven’t had time to finish them & honestly once I do have time, I go to sleep instead. Sorry! : ) Maybe I will finish one or two tonight.

Thanks for keeping Rosalie in your thoughts and prayers.

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4 Responses to “Hello again, C. diff”

  1. Diane June 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    Poor sweet girl! šŸ˜¦ I know that is no fun. Praying this new med will wipe it out for good! She is sitting up so big!

    • sogamom June 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

      Thank you, Diane! šŸ™‚

  2. Rebecca June 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    That is great I really hope that the new antibiotic will do the trick šŸ™‚ I am sure exhausting for you both.

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