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Joan
  • Location: Georgia
  • Age: 91
  • Gender: F
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  • 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 …

Patti
  • Location: Massachusetts
  • Age: 64
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I am a retired Hospice nurse, and my first bout of C. diff was in 2013. I acquired it one week after being on Doripenem intravenously for Lyme, which was immediately stopped because of symptoms of C. diff. I knew immediately that I had C. diff: it was the classic …

Sarah & Brady
  • Location: Indiana
  • Age: 26
  • Gender: F
  • Length:
  • Source: Community Acquired

Summer of 2016 should’ve been an exciting one. My husband, almost three-year-old son, and I were expecting our second child in early November. It started out just perfectly, our summer did. We were spending lots of quality time with our son, talking to him about his little brother. My mother-in-law …