Clostridium difficile

Turns out Max's stool tested positive for Clostridium difficile, a not-to-be-underestimated bacteria of the gut. It's fairly common for immuno-supppressed individuals (such as Max was earlier this month) to get this. Treatment is using 600mg/day Metronidazole. I read that Kefir also helps so will be getting some this morning when the stores open and start giving it Max through his g-tube.

Max's appetite is so-so, he's thrown up twice since yesterday which could be caused by the chemo or the metronidazole, as its one of the more common side effects (fun, trying to figure that one out).

Hopefully this fixes his GI problems so we can get back to the business at-hand, beating back the cancer while continually trying to optimize his overall health.


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