Update :o( friend Bess with colon cancer

glenda_alApril 14, 2013

I took her while back to relieve family for a chemo treatment. End of the week, she was ill, then hospitalized and she's out now as of Friday.

But they have had to stop chemo treatment due to her developing C. difficile.

C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from C. difficile most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or in long term care facilities and typically occurs after use of antibiotic medications.

When I took her she was worried that she might not get to have her treatment due to diaherra, but it was determined she could as the D had subsided.

But evidentally it came back, which led to them to determining she has C diff. Which in my readings is infectious.

Please continue your thoughts for friend Bess, and THANK YOU!

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wanda_va

Glenda, I'm sorry to hear that Bess is having difficulties, and I will continue to pray for her. Hugs!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 5:06PM
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gadgets

Poor lady, she's had more than enough. I pray she gets better very soon.

Shirley

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 5:49PM
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patti43

Thanks for the update. Is there anything they can give her for the C diff.? Is it a chronic illness or short term? Sure hope she can overcome it and get back to her chemo.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 7:30PM
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marilyn_c

I'm so sorry to hear this about your friend, Glenda. I hope they find something that can help her.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:34PM
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marilyn_sue

I am sorry she is having such a rough time. She is in my prayers too.

Sue

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 9:52PM
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heather_on

C. diff is nasty! It runs rampant in hospitals.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 10:18PM
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glenda_al

Bess is such a fine fine person.

I hate this is happening to her :o(

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 11:14PM
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ont_gal

awwwww-so sorry to here Bess is suffering so,Glenda-hoping something works for her and (((gentle hugs))) for you

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 12:11AM
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susanjf_gw

please let her know we're thinking of her....

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 12:13AM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

C diff is extremely contagious, if she was with you during the time she was contagious you are at high risk. We just went through this with my sister, she was in quarantine in the hospital. No one could visit. Her entire house had to be disinfected and all the bedding and clothes she had touched sterilized and bleached. If she used anything in your home be on the safe side and do the same. It can live for very very long time on surfaces and becomes infectious. It almost killed my sister. I really urge you to be tested and take serious precaution.
If she was experiencing any of the symptoms including diarrhea she was likely shedding c diff. They have had to close down hospitals due to out of control c diff.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 1:03AM
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hallngarden

Glenda, will continue to pray for Bess. Thoughts also for you during this time.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 6:02AM
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fran1523

So sorry she is going through this. My husband had colon cancer and also had C dif. He was hospitlalized with it for 8 days and had really strong antibiotics

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:04AM
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Granlan_TX

Oh my, how scarey and awful this is. I hate this for your dear Bess. Hugs to you and her, Miss Glenda.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:21AM
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