Quarantined for clostridium difficile
December 24, 2012 10:47 PM Subscribe
I live with someone who was just put on a six-month home quarantine for clostridium difficile. I have advanced heart disease including multiple heart attacks, stents, open-heart operations and a couple mini-strokes. The infected person is also on lactulose due to a severe intestinal problem and must wear diapers at all times. Further, she is an alcoholic who has started drinking heavily in the last two weeks, and she is tracking feces all over the house.
posted by Ardiril to health & fitness (26 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I am moving ASAP, and I am calling my doctor on Wednesday. I cannot afford a hotel or I would leave immediately. I am thoroughly washing my hands often, and confining both myself and my cat to my room through Christmas.
Are there any other precautions I should take?