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Feb 8, 2018 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

It is very fascinating! It saved my son’s life, along with prayer! However it’s my understanding that Fecal Microbia Transplant is only recommended to cure C-DIFF at this time. Scientists are researching to see if these transplants can help treat diabetes, obesity, and other things. I watched videos on this and it educated me so much. I never knew the importance of having a healthy gut. I encourage everyone to learn about gut health!

Jan 27, 2018 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

@citygirlannie I am so sorry to hear that you’re having so many issues with CDIFF. Have you asked your doctor about the Fecal Microbia Transplant? If your Digestive system isn’t functioning correctly it may not help, but it may help correct it? This Infection is horrible and the antibiotic Flagyl gave my son terrible side effects! They were as bad as the CDIFF symptoms. Praying you find a positive answer!

Jan 26, 2018 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

Hello everyone! I thought I would update you on my son’s progress. As I stated, he had a Fecal Microbia Transplant on Dec. 21, 2017. On our way home from this procedure he ate a steak dinner after not eating for weeks. He then would eat one meal per day, most days until about January 15, 2018 (11days ago)! Suddenly his appetite returned full force! This gave his body much needed fuel! He returned to Varsity Baseball Practice last weekend and has gone everyday since! He now feels much better! His focus is on catching up on his school work and on rebuilding muscle that he lost dyring this C-DIFF illness! He is down 40 lbs. from the first 7 weeks of showing C-DIFF symptoms. He lost muscle and was severely malnourished. However, this should give hope to anyone else out there with C-DIFF! Get control of your/your child’s treatment plan! Get involved! Pray for wisdom and for guidance! This helped me find Dr. Keta Vaidya at Digestive Disease Center in Huntsville, AL! Other doctors planned to keep prescribing multiple rounds of Flagyl and Vancomycin after my son’s C-DIFF reoccurrence. My son had no weight left to lose! He was skin & bones! My point is, you have the right to change your child’s treatment plan if you need to! Prayers and best regards to you all! Thank you to those who private messaged me about C-DIFF! It is nothing to take lightly!

Dec 31, 2017 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

@kanaazpereira…. There really aren’t many more details to give. The Fecal Microbia Transplant was the same prep as a Colonoscopy. So, the day prior, the patient does a colon cleanse which was not fun because the liquid my son drank made him vomit. However, in hindsight it was worth it all. On Dec. 21, 2017 we drove 3 hours to Huntsville Hospital for my sons Fecal Transplant appointment at 7am. It was a smooth, fast procedure. It took maybe an hour because Dr. Vaidya checked his colon for ulcerative colitis as she inserted the device. Then, as she removed the device, she injected about a 12 ounce-can size amount of donated feces from a healthy patient. Of course all donated feces is tested and screened. (Watch Youtube videos to learn more. I did.) Afterwards, my son was in recovery, sedated, for about an hour so the healthy feces could absorb into his colon and allow healthy bacteria to re-colonize in his gut. After my son woke up, he was released from the hospital. It is an out-patient procedure that is fast, painless, and was immediate relief for him! He never complained of pain or discomfort. He even ate a steak dinner on our way home. He has not had one C Diff symptom ever since and today is Day 10, post-Fecal Transplant! Digestive Disease Center in Huntsville, AL; Dr. Keta Vaidya is his Doctor’s name. They are phenomenal! Please contact me if needed. Prayers to all of you dealing with C Diff Infection!! My son lost 40 lbs. in about 8 weeks due to C Diff (re-diagnosed after taking round 1 of Flagyl). He has a long way to go! He was a nearly 200- lb. baseball player. Now he weighs in low 160’s. Please keep him in your prayers as he recovers. Thank you!

Dec 29, 2017 · Trying to recover from a c.diff infection in Digestive Health

@breed28 Hi! So sorry to hear about your daughter’s CDiff Infection! It is horrible on the patient and on us, as parents! Since my post on Mayo, I researched and finally found a wonderful doctor for my son. Her name is Dr. Keta Vaidya and she is at Digestive Disease Center in Huntsville, AL. My son had already taken a round of Flagyl (which made him sicker than the actual C Diff), and he took Vancomycin next which offered temporary results. On Dec. 21, my son had a Fecal Microbia Transplant at Huntsville Hospital by Dr. Vaidya. It was simple, hassle-free, pain-free for him and was an immediate answered prayer!! After recovering for about an hour (to let the new, healthy feces absorb into his colon and redistributing good flora bacteria, he was a different child! His smile came back immediately and he even ate a steak dinner on our way home! He has not had one C Diff symptom since. Now, he is working on weight gain. He lost 40 lbs in about 8 weeks so he has a road ahead but is great! Please consider Dr. Vaidya. She is remarkable! Best wishes and thank you for your inquiry. Prayers that your daughter feels better quickly! This disease is not to be taken lightly. Let me know if I can help.

Dec 10, 2017 · C Diff in Infectious Diseases

I see your post is over a year ago. Any advice for us? My 16 year old son has C Diff. He finished his round of Flagyl with horrible side effects. He bagan probiotics. Now the diarrhea is back. Anything??