My mom has chronic CDIF since January this year. (3 confirmed lab tests & 4 times treated with vanco + flaje antibotics ). She has been in and out of hospital, then acute rehab, then back to AL. Not to mention multiple falls and has alzheimer's, PAD, COD, spinal stenosis, degenerated disc disease, 2 reputured discs, incontinencence, depression, cannot hear, drop foot and signs of parkinson as well. This last time she was in the hospital for the longest time, 8 days, prior to release. Every trip to hospital is getting longer and longer stay. We have seen a specialist, who suggested a higher dose of antibotics and/or fecal transplant (I know gross). The transplant (donor required) is a procedure done as colonoscopy. My mom cannot go through the "prep" work of colonoscopy, since she is so weak. She is on the higher dose of antibotics, plus the probotics, now. There are experimental frozen fecal pills- yaks...but cannot find any physcians who would treat her in that manner.
How can an elderly individual continue to be on an antibiotic for CDIF?
It's horrible what my mother is experiencing and I am at my 'wits' end on what to do with this situation. Any advice is appreciated.