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C. DIFF STORIES
Edith
  • Location: New York
  • Age: 92
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Four Months
  • Source: Long-term Care Facility-acquired

as told by her daughter, Lucy In late February 2017, my 92 year old mom was hospitalized for UTI induced delirium. She was treated for seven days with Cipro. Upon discharge, it was recommended she utilize her Medicare benefits and transfer to rehab for some physical therapy for strengthening. Two-and-a-half …

Mary Regina Beerman
  • Location: Pennsylvania
  • Age: 85
  • Gender: F
  • Length: One month
  • Source: Other

As told by her son, William. A diagnosis of C. diff played a major role in my mother’s demise. She had been living independently in 2011 at age 85 when she broke her hip. After it was repaired in a way that allowed it to bear weight, she was sent …

Joan
  • Location: Georgia
  • Age: 91
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

As told by her daughter, Elaine. My mom had been sharp minded and physically capable before breaking her leg on February 12, 2017. Following surgery to place a rod and pins in her femur, she contracted C. diff during a protracted recovery. The C. diff infection was worse than her …

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