HELP: 21 mos old w/diarrhea + thrush for 2+ months?? Yeast??Hi all,
Please advise. My dd is 21 mos old, healthy as a horse (by the doc's admission in two recent and very expensive office visits! grr) but has had diarrhea for over two months now. In late September, she and I both had colds. I noticed at the end of our illness, while she was bf'ing (still bf's on demand and eats inconsistently in the way of solids) that she had white patches in the corners of her mouth. I looked further and saw what I felt must be thrush; neither she nor I had ever had this since her birth. It seemed to go away w/in a week's time, though. Not long after that (early-mid Oct) her poops went from bf+solids type stool to total squirty diarrhea. She did not have a fever or vomiting; was not acting unlike herself. I figured maybe it was some food she tried that didn't agree with her. The diarrhea continued; thought I might be pregnant, since hormonal changes in mom can cause this; tested negative. Finally went to doc and they suspected yeast; told us to give her a capsule's worth of Florastor (which is absolutely nasty and was torture to try to make her swallow it, no matter what form). We persisted but no improvements. Thrush, meanwhile, would sort of appear and then disappear over the weeks. Second visit to doc ($140 later!!) and doc wants tests done for parasites, blood, etc. My gut feeling was that it isn't these things, so I eliminated virtually all sugar from my diet and hers for a week, and I started eating yogurt daily and taking acidophilus daily, AND we got some jarrodophilus (not baby version but another that says 1/8 t. for babies) and gave that to her every day, hiding it in something. By week's end we saw her stools "seem" to firm up just a bit -- went from explosive watery stuff to a pile of stuff with the heft of applesauce, maybe (sorry to be graphic). Then we went out to a kid's museum and within hours of returning she got a fever of 102.8 and fell asleep for most of the evening, woke up totally normal and fever free the next morning (related to diarrhea or just a bug she beat b/c she's so darn healthy??? I don't know!!) But we missed one day of jarro and her poops are watery again. Sometimes she holds the lower part of her tummy like something hurts, and it often seems to end up being gas. We want this to GO AWAY. What else can we try? B/c of the concurrent thrush, it seems like it is all yeast related. Should we get parasite tests done or not bother? Should we be giving her more than 1/8 teaspoon daily? My gut tells me it is yeast but if so, it seems to have a very strong grip on her system and we need to know what to do to "knock it out of the park". ANY SUGGESTIONS would be much appreciated!! Sorry for the long post.