I had c diff 2 years ago. I started with Flagyl which did not work for me and I got worse very fast. I had already suffered a couple of weeks before I finally started Xifaxan (sp?). It took about
a week before I saw an improvement.
I was severly dehydrated and got fluids twice during the episode. I'm not sure if your husband is experiencing pain in his back/rectum, but I had a lot of pain associated with it.
My UC started to kick in with great force about
the time the c diff started to slowly get better. I immediately started Pred after a colonoscopy. It's a bad deal! Keep him hydrated, it makes a world of difference on the pain! And let me warn you. It took me about
4-6 months before I felt normal AT ALL after my experience.
It was worse than delivering my 10 1/2 lb son 6 years ago! In my opinion he should start to feel a difference in about
4-5 days.....IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER THOUGH!!!!! I KNOW!
Hang in there! It will get better! If he does see an improvement within 5 days, get him back in!
35 years, Mom of 2, DX: UC 11/01, DX: PANCOLITIS 4/06...Finally in remission, treatment: Colozal and Canasa