When Dakota was in the hospital for her T&A she ended up contracting c-diff. They started her on Flagyl and made it sound as if this would clear things up and that it wasn't that big of a deal. Having been in the NICU the nurses always spoke of c-diff as this dreaded awful, hard to get rid of problem so I was skeptical. We did 10 days of Flagyl and saw no improvement and worsening distention and pain. Our GI switched us to oral Vancomycin (90mg BID) for 14 days and also put us on Floraster kids probiotics. We're 6 days into the Vancomycin and seeing no improvement and today was the worst we've had in over a week in terms of diarrhea. Our home health nurse who works at the hospital said that oral Vancomycin rarely works and that it's usually IV. Dakota's had 10 courses of Vanc and this is the first one that's oral. Anyone else have experience with c-diff? What do they do if the oral Vanc doesn't work? We were told that we'd see improvement within 3 days and our GI was less than optimistic when I told him we had seen no improvement so far.
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5/8/08 at 11:29pm