From a reader:
C Diff is definitely no joke. My six year old daughter contracted it this
summer after an appendectomy and spent a week in isolation. Imagine making a
run to the bathroom every 15-30 mins for a couple days! It recurred a few
weeks later when she had her tonsils removed. Truly horrible experiences.
While we have a great Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, I do “blame” the
infection on her having been in that facility. For a guy who already had
germ issues, I cringe every time she touches anything in the doctor’s office
when we go for follow-ups.
The scariest part of C Diff infection is there are currently only two drugs
used to treat it, and one is a last-ditch solution.
Your readers should be forewarned to take great care when their kids or
elderly parents are hospitalized that everyone is extremely vigilant about
handwashing and hygiene.
Keep up the great writing – love NRO!