I just joined and am not sure this is how I post something or not. Anyway, Monday early morning I started having very watery diarrhea. I have an ileostomy (for 36 years). It continued all day and I called my gastro Dr and was told to go to the ER. I was dehydrated and started IV fluids. After one bag they decided to admit me. When I got to my room the dr there wanted a stool sample to test for many things (27 actually). My C.diff test came back positive. I had been on amoxicillin for a week (ear infections, bronchitis, sinus infection all at the same time), didn’t get better and was put on another antibiotic which didn’t get rid of everything and then was on augmentin for two weeks. When I got the diarrhea I’d been off antibiotics for one week. I didn’t have any pain or fever with C.diff, just diarrhea. I was started in vancomycin liquid orally and given a regular dinner. The diarrhea had started to decrease during the day and was gone by the middle of the night, I had breakfast this morning and was dismissed from the hospital with a prescription for vancomycin capsules. I feel fine, just very tired from lack of sleep in the hospital. From what I’ve been to,d by nurses I’m at an advantage by having the ileostomy because I didn’t have to keep running to the bathroom. Just had to empty the bag more frequently. It also contains the spores to some extent. I’m so hoping the vancomycin continues to work for me. My biggest concern now is passing C.diff on to someone, but my husband cleaned with bleach wipes before bringing me home and we’re very diligent about washing hands with soap and water. I see my gastro Dr when I finish round of vancomycin and they will do a repeat test.