Saturday, March 17, 2012

Drumroll Please...

It's back. But never fear, Dr. Blackburn says as the C Diff toxins leave her body it can sluff off in the stool and give us a positive reading. That doesn't necessarily mean it's still acute. She really doesn't have the other awful symptoms we had seen over the last several weeks so we are hopeful that her body is fighting it and that it is on it's way out. She is still on the lactobacillus to try and encourage the growth of good bacterias and we are limiting her intake of dairy products as they apparently don't help foster the growth of the rough lining she needs back in her intestines. So there's an update. We don't want to put her on the Vancomycin unless we know she absolutely needs it. I have learned a lot about antibiotics and how serious their side effects can be. You certainly don't want to be taking them unless you truly need to.
So we'll have a party, a little one, but a party nonetheless and we'll keep hoping and praying for her continued strength.


  1. Dang it.....

    I hope it is just as the Dr. suggested and on it's way out. Literally. Heaven knows she has been through enough. Not to mention the rest of you. We'll keep praying that the end of all of this will come sooner rather than later for Cassidy.

    P.S. Thanks for the update. :)

  2. You know we always pray for Cassie and you all. We believe in the power of prayer!! Jodi Smith said to tell you they pray for you, too. Lots of people still do and for that we are so thankful. This is an amazing story with a princess, a king and a queen. You three are our heroes!!!! You all have so much heart and spirit. Stay strong and trust in Heavenly Father and the power of our Savior. Oh, and those amazing doctors!! I love your new one already and I haven't even met him yet. We really love you so much!!! Hugs and kisses,
    MOM and DAD

  3. I thought mom was talking about a new baby...but she was talking about your new ped dr. Phew.
    We were so hoping the c diff was totally in the past but will hope and pray its just taking time to leave her system. She's a fighter and such a sweetie. We love her and you guys so much. Hang in there sis, you can do all this.

  4. I still check this blog often, and keep little Cassy in our thoughts and prays. I'm sorry you are still fighting battles with her. I hope they will soon be a thing of the past!! Keep up the great work, and thanks for the update.

  5. Still thinking of you guys! Thanks for the update!