How a Patient Finally Resolved a Clostridioides difficile Infection

After struggling for months with a Clostridioides difficile infection, Freda Pyles traveled from her home to rural Pennsylvania to Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut for the therapy that ultimately healed her.

Freda Pyles, a resident of rural Pennsylvania, spent months with a recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection in 2021 into 2022; in this interview, she describes the therapy she received at Yale-New Haven Hospital that ultimately healed her.


Is the treatment that ultimately worked for your Clostridioides difficile a fecal transplant?

Yes, it was the only thing that worked. And I felt good the very next day. The very next day, I got up and I said to my friends that we were staying with, I said, I feel good. I feel really good. I think I can go out and do something. And our friends that are both doctors said, are you sure? I said, yes, I feel good enough to go out and do something today. So my friend and I went and got a manicure. And I didn't have any problems that whole day. We got the manicure, we went to Trader Joe's, we went to Costco, we joined our husbands for dinner. And I felt good. And the next day we were leaving, and I felt good enough to get my car and drive. I just—it was, it was such a wonderful feeling. I said, I felt good like I have never felt good before.

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