As I switched from taking Vancomycin every day to taking it every three days, I started getting worse again. Today, I met Physician Assistant Erika Mantsch at Madison Medical Affiliates office at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. She decided the best thing to do would be to start another regimen of Vancomycin. Six more weeks. She was confident the protocol they follow is more effective than the one I just completed. I am also to follow a low fiber diet. She gave me a list of what I can and cannot eat. The list of food to avoid, reads like my regular diet. NO raw vegetables or fruit, only the dozen veggies listed cooked to very soft. NO dried fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, peas or beans. NO fried foods. It is easier to digest and will give my colon a break. It is discouraging to say the least.
So today, we made the official decision to cancel our trip westward for 2016. We’ll stay right where we are for at least six more weeks. Being with grandsons will make it better.