Here is how it is going

@GardenGerty (148292)
United States
September 15, 2022 7:00am CST
Bob is in the hospital, on antibiotics. The main symptom of CDiff is the diarrhea. That may be TMI for some. He is on an oral antibiotic. Is still mostly refusing to eat, except for drinking gingerale and eating some fruit. I also learned that right now he is taking an opiate, for two reasons. The idea is that it will stop the pain from the intense stomach cramps. It also tends to constipate, so they hope the trips to the toilet will slow down too. He may be released today. If not, I will go see my sister and work at her house. I am beyond tired. Think I will take a twenty mnute nap before I go to work.
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@dawnald (84835)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Sep
I'm sorry he's not feeling well. Hope he is better soon.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
We can only hope about the health situation.
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@dawnald (84835)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Sep
@GardenGerty So it's still not good? Sorry to hear.
@marlina (153242)
• Canada
15 Sep
I;m so sorry that Bob is going through this. Sending you some good vibes that everything will get better soon.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
He is getting better here at home now. I like that he is taking interest in a variety of food.
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@LindaOHio (110036)
• United States
16 Sep
I'm so sorry to hear that Bob is in the hospital again. I hope he is feeling better and on the way home soon! Sending prayers and positive, healing thoughts.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
Thanks. He got to come home. He is beginning to feel better.
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@LindaOHio (110036)
• United States
24 Sep
@GardenGerty That's good to hear.
@arunima25 (78176)
• Bangalore, India
16 Sep
Sorry to know that Bob is not keeping well. Hope he improves and is sent back to home. Sending prayers and positive vibes. You need some good rest and relaxation. Nursing is a big toll on mental and emotional health.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
You are right, it is hard. I do take naps when possible.
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@arunima25 (78176)
• Bangalore, India
26 Sep
@GardenGerty That's good. How is Bob doing?
@Rashnag (29314)
• Surat, India
16 Sep
Sorry to hear about Bob. Hope he recovers soon. You take rest dear. Have a good day. Take care
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
I am resting whenever I can.
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@Rashnag (29314)
• Surat, India
24 Sep
@GardenGerty ok glad to know. Take care
@Nakitakona (54571)
• Philippines
3 Oct
Christ has suffered much than man does. Only God heals a sick person because of his unwavering faith.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
8 Oct
God heals us, but he also expects us to take appropriate actions to access his healing. Yes, we still have faith.
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@Nakitakona (54571)
• Philippines
9 Oct
@GardenGerty That's right. God heals us after all we can do.
@shaggin (63485)
• United States
15 Sep
I’ve heard of cdiff a few times but don’t know much about it. What caused it? I hope you can rest and that he gets well soon and can come home.
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@shaggin (63485)
• United States
24 Sep
@GardenGerty wow that is scary the last part.
@snowy22315 (146484)
• United States
15 Sep
I am so sorry you guys are dealing with this. I hope they don't release him until he is feeling a bit better.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
They did release him , but at home I can insist more thoroughly that he needs to eat something.
@celticeagle (139901)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Sep
Oh, I hate diarrhea so much. Hope the opiate works. Get some rest.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
Actually it did help him a lot. He is getting better being at home.
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@celticeagle (139901)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep
@GardenGerty ......Glad to hear it.
@sjvg1976 (38198)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
What is Cdiff? I dont know what it is? I Hope Bob gets discharged from the hospital soon.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
It is a very bad bacteria. Often it is caught in a medical facility. People who have had to take lots of antibiotics often have a weakened immune system and that makes t hem susceptible.
@LadyDuck (418036)
• Switzerland
15 Sep
Poor Bob, opiates were used to stop stomach cramps when I was young, I remember a liquid called Laudanum.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
I know that was what they had available. It still works.
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@LadyDuck (418036)
• Switzerland
24 Sep
@GardenGerty - Opiates are no more allowed here in Europe. It is a shame, an opiate product against the migraines was the only one that worked for me.
@DaddyEvil (104192)
• United States
16 Sep
I hope your hubby is released today and things will go better for him. I hope you managed to get your nap before you had to get ready to go in to work today, too.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
I am napping when I can. Here it is a week later and he is beginning to dream up meals for me to cook.
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@DaddyEvil (104192)
• United States
24 Sep
@GardenGerty Oh, that's a really good sign!
@wolfgirl569 (65649)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Sep
Hope he gets home soon. Take a nap no matter what happens. You need it.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
I have taken quite a few naps lately.
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@wolfgirl569 (65649)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Sep
@GardenGerty Take them when you can. You have a lot going on and might not be fully resting at night too.
@Fleura (23262)
• United Kingdom
15 Sep
I hope the treatment works. That is very debilitating for you both.
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@GardenGerty (148292)
• United States
24 Sep
It did help tremendously. Taking him home made it better as well.
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@FourWalls (49408)
• United States
15 Sep
You know, so many times we pray or think about the sick person but totally forget the family/caregivers. An illness can be as taxing on the family as the sick person (and, in many cases, more so). My prayers for you as well as him.
@nela13 (52005)
• Portugal
15 Sep
I had no idea of what CDiff is. Hope he recovers soon and that you are able to rest.
@oahuwriter (27989)
• United States
16 Sep
Yes, rest... loved one in hospital exhausting! Si glad & relieved, your husband quickly recovering & coming home.
• Philippines
16 Sep
I hope he will feel better real soon. And yes, take a rest before going to work. Take care
@CarolDM (199224)
• United States
15 Sep
I hope he is released and home very soon.
@MarieCoyle (9691)
15 Sep
Rest every little bit you can. It's hard when people we love need care. I've been caring off and on for my adult son for the past 18 months, and I know it's really tough. You feel so helpless when you can't fix someone and make them better. Hang in there, Heather.