The probiotics are Jarro-Dophilus+FOS. Under that it says, high potency 6 species, 3.4 billion. Are these ok? Should I get something stronger?
I usually just make 12hr yogurt, but this time I left it in for 18hrs. I will bump the next batch up to 24. Thanks for the tip!
I have recovered from the illness. I am just worried about the abx, b/c taking them comes with a price, KWIM? My bowels are back to normal, the only problem I am having is with my breasts. I think I have thrush again on one of my nipples. I battled with it when dd was younger, but after 2 rounds of G.V, and GSE, it went away. If the abx messed me up really bad, would I be showing more signs of it?
I am so mad at the care I recieved! It was just plain ridiculous. It was late, and I didn't want to leave dd with BIL and SIL(they are strangers to her), so instead of going to the e-room, we called a special doc who makes hotel calls.
He is the one who gave me the Cipro, and said that if it didn't start to get better by tomorrow, than I should go get a stool culture done at the hospital. As for what was causing the symptoms, he said it could be dysentery(sp?).
Well the next day, I was starting to throw up, and became really dehytrated, so DH took me to the emergency room. That was even more of a joke! They took my blood, and did a stool card(something like that). They said that there was no blood and actually argued with me over what I was passing out of my own body! Finally the nurse told me to give them a stool sample. I had to beg them to give me something for the pain, and they didn't even let me finish my second IV b/c it was going "too slow". The doc came in to talk to me, saying there was nothing they could do to help, and even if I had blood in my stool, they were still going to send me home. I told him once again it was ALL blood, and asked if he had the results of the sample I gave the nurse. At this, he replied that he didn't know that I had given them a sample, and left to go speak with the nurse! Then they basically kicked me out, without even waiting for the lab results! I was so pissed off, and even more so now that I just recieved a bill for $4,000 from the hospital for the "care" I was given.
What really puts the icing on the cake is the fact that dh came down with it when we were back at his brother's house, and ended up going to a different emergency room. Our experiences were like night and day. They gave him pain killers, hydrated him, and wouldn't let him leave until the pain was gone. He was ok after the pain killers, and didn't even need to take the abx they prescribed. They told him he picked up some sort of really bad intestinal bacteria that was cutting in to the intestines, and causing the extreme lower abdominal pain, and blood.
Anyway, I think I just wrote a freakin novel. It felt good to vent for a moment
: . Thanks again everyone for any help!