Monday, July 9, 2012

More Than You'd Probably Like To Know

WARNING:  This post may contain more information about Parker's bodily functions than you'd like to know about.  Do not keep reading if you don't like hearing about poo.

So, let me start off by saying this isn't something I'd normally post about or talk about or want anyone to know about.  But...I'm going a little crazy and I could use some help from the prayer warriors out there.   The issue is that Parker has been pooping and doing lots of it for over two months now.  He has an infection called C. Difficile and it causes nasty diarrhea.  It usually occurs following treatment with antibiotics and goodness knows Parker's been on and is on a lot of antibiotics. One of the antibiotics Parkers is on is a preventative med to help prevent urinary tract infections due to his kidney issues.  So...he's been on this since birth and will continue to need it as long as he has the kidney issues or until he gets surgery to correct all of that.  In other words, the need for that antibiotic isn't going away anytime soon.

He had an episode of C. Diff last summer that lasted 6 weeks or so but he did get over it.  This time around, we haven't been so lucky.  C. Diff is treated with antibiotics (ironic, huh) and the first two rounds didn't help.  So....a couple weeks ago he was prescribed a stronger antibiotic and he hasn't responded to it at all.  No improvement.  The little guy hasn't gained any weight in several months, he's pretty tired of pooing all day long, and I've never done so much laundry in my life.  We are ready for this infection to GO AWAY!

I'm waiting to hear back from the GI Doctor to see what their next plan is going to be.  I just hope and pray that whatever we do next will work this time because


Thanks for listening.  I'm sure you are glad you read this post.  Sorry about that.


  1. Thanks for sharing this prayer request! I pray for improvement SOON!

    Tonya S.

  2. Ugh! My one year old is dealing with c diff right now too.