anyone hear of a Stool transfer? - page 2

or transplant? I have a LTC patient with chronic c-diff. As soon as the Flagyl tx stoped starts with loose stools again. Already treated with Vanco. Doc also has him on Lactinex and yeast. Doc... Read More

  1. by   Chiaramonte
    "Oops. I thought this thread would be about your CEO getting a new job."

    Last edit by Chiaramonte on Feb 27, '03
  2. by   plumrn
    :roll
  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Has your patient tried coconut macaroons? Before you all go off thinking I'm crazy, let me tell you I read this in a newspaper column called "People's Pharmacy", and tried it on a few of my residents back when I was working in LTC and assisted living. I'm not kidding......it WORKS!! These folks had chronic diarrhea that NOTHING had been able to stop for long, but within a few days of starting the macaroon experiment they were down to only occasional episodes, not the constant oozing they'd been doing.
    Two coconut macaroons per day is all it seems to take; there's some sort of substance in the cookies that binds with excess water in the bowel and bulks up the stool, but it's not dangerous like Metamucil can be when the pt. doesn't take in enough fluids.

    Oh, here's an added benefit........most people like macaroons!
  4. by   P_RN
    Actually I have heard of the "enema." I'm not sure it is current practice though.

    Lactinex capsules should provide the same thing. The DO have to be kept refrigerated though or they won't be active. As for Maccaroons....I HATE coconut, so that would be unthinkable.
  5. by   emily_mom
    Originally posted by plumrn
    But it's probably only 'the best' stool!

    (couldn't resist!)
    I would hope that it was typed and crossed, as you don't want "rejected stool"....
  6. by   GPatty
    We have a resident in our facility that has C-diff the docs say won't ever go away....
    seems odd to me, that nothing can be done, but maybe she has had it so many times and she has grown immune to the treatment? Does this happen?
  7. by   Aussienurse2
    Will have to try the macaroon treatment is very interesting! Although we have tried vanilla marshmallows on a colostomy patient with good results ( lessens the odour, makes for a less embarrased client)
  8. by   ratchit
    Originally posted by mjlrn97
    Has your patient tried coconut macaroons? Before you all go off thinking I'm crazy, let me tell you I read this in a newspaper column called "People's Pharmacy", and tried it on a few of my residents back when I was working in LTC and assisted living. I'm not kidding......it WORKS!! These folks had chronic diarrhea that NOTHING had been able to stop for long, but within a few days of starting the macaroon experiment they were down to only occasional episodes, not the constant oozing they'd been doing.
    Two coconut macaroons per day is all it seems to take; there's some sort of substance in the cookies that binds with excess water in the bowel and bulk\\s up the stool, but it's not dangerous like Metamucil can be when the pt. doesn't take in enough fluids.

    Oh, here's an added benefit........most people like macaroons!

    Don't laugh- this works. Supposedly people with Crohn's use Archway Coconut Macaroons exclusively- don't know what is special about them.

    Not to be gross, but I had an awful GI reaction to an antibiotic. Did all the OTC remedies as well as yogurt and lactinex enzyme stuff with no improvement. Honestly, got to the point of requiring IV hydration. (Would have given it to a patient, too stubborn to get it for myself. )

    Bought Archway Coconut Macaroons. Problem solved. Will never be sick without them again. Don't know why they work, don't care why they work. :roll
  9. by   Flynurse
    OMG! They REALLY do that?!?!
    One of my instructors (waaaay back in Nursing School...LOL) said that when she was a student (some 45 years ago) a patient on the floor needed a "stool enema" and that ALL staff was asked to save any stool they had to help the patient's bowels restore its normal flora....I REALLY thought she was joking, because then she said, "I was disappointed. I didn't get to participate!" :uhoh21:

    I guess she was right.
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by ratchit
    Don't laugh- this works. Supposedly people with Crohn's use Archway Coconut Macaroons exclusively- don't know what is special about them.
    Ok,
    Now I've officially heard it all!
    -Russell
  11. by   researchrabbit
    You know, I kept seeing the title for this thread, and hoping that it wasn't what I thought it was!!!!! and I agree....ewwwwww!

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