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Old 05-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #4
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Re: Help: My mom is suffering and I want to find out why.

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Originally Posted by leomessi10 View Post
Well she has had stomach problems for quite a while now, estimated 3 years and her abdominal pains would come and go. But she finally decided to go to the ER because the pain was unbearable. I am almost certain she has something wrong with her stomach...I mean they did say she had a minor infection, which in my opinion caused the inflammation of her intestine and lungs.
Do you think the problem is with her stomach, specifically, or with her gut?

My mom had unbearable pain but in the gut. It would double her over. Some days she'd be running to the bathroom constantly with diahrea. She said it stank something fierce, also. The pain got so unbearable she was ready to commit suicide. I encouraged (aka forced) her to go see a specialist, which is when she was diagnosed with C. Diff.

Have they run any checks on a stool sample of your mother's to check for bacteria such as C. Diff? If they just gave her a broad spectrum antibiotic to try and kill a general infection, they could have made things worse, if your mom has a super bug. C. Diff. is in the same class as MRSA- it's a super bug and takes a very specific antibiotic to kill it.