Looking to connect with other families who are sick with this strain of campylobacter? Anyone else out there? There are over 30 confirmed cases so far so I figure some of us have to be on MDC...? Although any other helpful healing info would be appreciated if other families have previously suffered with illness.
(This is about helping my kids get better, not about the issues surrounding raw milk sales, politics of it, debating risk vs. benefit, the 'rarity' of contamination, or the farm itself. Please don't comment on such things, I am looking for healing help and info.)
I and my husband are almost completely recovered, and compared to how I felt a week ago, I would say 90% better. Couldn't pay me a million dollars to go through that again. However, my little ones are not better yet, and I'm getting more concerned because of the length of time and the sometimes long term implications this infection can have. The 5 and 2 yo are still having diarrhea and I want to help them along as much as possible. I don't have the time to go into great details of the last week's journey, but at this point I am not limiting foods anymore as of two nights ago (day 6/7 for them) and just wanting them to eat, whatever it is they want. SO far, so good. They are HUNGRY. But, still diarrhea. Probably only 6-12x/day (with very little to no blood) vs. the 50x?/day (very bloody) it was last weekend. And way less pain. So, yes, I guess they are improving but this is considered a little on the extreme end of things and I am debating the pros and cons of treating with the antibiotic recommended, Zithromax, although the ped was not 100% whether this would be better option or to wait it out more too. Waiting to talk to a ped at the office again.
Anyway, insight is appreciated and I'm especially curious as to what the other sick families have been doing/are doing currently and what the course has looked like in other families battling the same thing.
Thank you much,