More Adventures in C-Diff

I called the gastroenterologist’s office this morning and made an appointment with the Physician’s Assistant. They had an opening at 1130. I know I am not supposed to take it but, I was not willing to go out without an Imodium.  I may as well admit it; I have been keeping a poop diary lately, so I took that with me. After she reviewed my chart and the diary, we chatted a bit.  She was surprised at the dosing I’m using for the Vancomycin.  She said it did not agree with Dr. Haque’s notes.  I have been taking 500 mg once a day.  She said I should be taking it every eight hours at this point.  I was certain that I was following the instructions on the prescription package and Andy and I both remembered that one-a-day is what Dr. Haque had said.

She consulted Dr. Haque (somewhere in Scandinavia) and wrote up a new plan for me, but the capsule strength did not match the remaining (very expensive) capsules in have left.  Then she said for me to go home, count up how many doses I had left and call her on the phone.  She would make up a new plan and fax in a new prescription to the pharmacy accordingly.

We took advantage of the Imodium doing its job and had lunch, went to the post office, and back to the hospital to pick up the results from the urine culture from last week. No luck at the hospital.  I wasn’t in the system.  I called the walk-in clinic and was told I had gone to the wrong place at the hospital.  I’ll follow-up on that tomorrow. Our last stop was the grocery store, where, among other things, I bought a Dragon Fruit. It was so strange, we just had to try it.  I Googled how to eat it.

When we got back to the motorhome, there was no electricity.  It was hot and humid. Andy and Tom tried to figure it out.  They found that the back side of the vanity light over the bathroom sink was extremely rusted.  Tom took it down and went to an RV store to buy a replacement.  There is no telling whether that will fix the problem or not.

Stay tuned.

p.s.  I love to write, but never in my wildest dreams did I every imagine I would be writing so much about poop!


4 thoughts on “More Adventures in C-Diff

  1. leggypeggy July 5, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Glad you put the words ‘more adventures’ in the headline!


    • Dinata Misovec July 5, 2016 / 9:28 pm

      After I published it, it occurred to me that I should have said, “Senior Adventures”


    • Dinata Misovec July 10, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks. At the moment, we are having a recurring adventure – the repair shop and what to do while waiting.


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