Stool transplant??? - page 4

We had a rep from our ID department come to a unit staff meeting to talk about infection control and she told us about a patient on another unit who was treated with antibiotics for C Diff for months... Read More

  1. by   manna
    Ewwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (that's just about all I have to say about that)
  2. by   TraumaQueen
    You guys are funny.

    It really is kind of gross though. The stool sample used in our unit reportably had whole pieces of corn in it.
  3. by   lady_jezebel
    Read that jounal article someone posted about this procedure...

    People can die from long-term infection with C.diff (pseudomembranous colitis). The cure rate with this procedure (stool transplant, ie.stool slurry infused into pt like an enema) has almost a complete cure rate. And in about 4 days!!!!

    Surely a little grossness is worth that!
    Last edit by lady_jezebel on Mar 6, '04
  4. by   HazeK

    OK, which would be worse?
    C. Diff or stool transplant?

  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    (Mental note, skip this thread while eating lol)
  6. by   GI Issue Nurse
    Quote from HazeK

    OK, which would be worse?
    C. Diff or stool transplant?

    C diff would be much worse than a stool transplant!! You don't drink it!
    Just think....C diff can kill you or make you wish that it would since you life is so miserable. A stool enema and cha-ching you're well in a couple of days!
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Well, that's just about the gnarliest thing I've ever heard of........what I wanna know is, how do the nurses and doctors who DO this, uh, procedure get through it without hurling?!

    I guess maybe this got to me because my own little tummy has been upset for a couple of days............BLECCCCCCCHHHHHH.
  8. by   Agnus
    Quote from HerEyes73
    So, I guess my hubby's good for something then huh? :chuckle

    I'll tell you what is more gross. Someone with C-Diff who also has elevated amonia levels. You know how we treat elevated amonia. I had the patient. I was real popular with the CNAs.
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
  10. by   Uptoherern
    we once had a guy come in the er, and said basically, that he thought he had "Bugs" in his poop. So we get a stool sample. The guy acted funny the entire time. wouldn't look us in the eye, left ama before labs were done, said he had to "get back to work", looked like a homeless/mental person. Anyways....he left. Then called back about 45 minutes later and states that he wants to make sure that we "do ALL the tests", and is sounding rather distressed. Of course, I had to ask him why did we need to "run ALL the tests?" His answer, "because it is not mine.....someone put it into me while I was asleep."

    Maybe HE had c diff too! (home experiment?)
  11. by   teeituptom
    that is more than I want to think about