OMGosh, I could write a BOOK on this.... yet with very few answers. :(By: Nick's_Mom (12:22 PM 02/04/2011)
I'll inroduce myself and my son in a moment under that different thread, but right now I wanted to discuss the bacterial overgrowth.
Recently (May 2010 - Oct 2010) my son was hospitalized over a dozen times for his CO2 dropping too low. A couple days of IV hydration, he was back out. Then would soon relapse. It's thought to be due to bacterial overgrowth, which we've battled for the past 6 years. He was rotating antibiotics, but then did well on the probiotic Florastor for 2 years. Now this. He doesn't seem to be responding to antibiotics well this time...... neomicin, xifaxin, keflex, cipro, flagyl..... I'm sure I'm missing some. Every time his CO drops, his belly is distended. Sometimes he has the really smelly poos and gas, but not always. Anyways, he now has a PICC to get his nightly IV hydration. We've tried stopping this once, and 2.5 weeks later he relapsed. So he went back on. We're about to try the probiotic VSL3. Anybody ever try it?
I've never heard of Primal Defense.... but I'm doing a bunch of research on it now! :)
I also just had him tested for his thiamine (vit b1) levels. I thought for sure that was the answer. He had so many symptoms of that being low..... but results came back thismorning as normal. (just throwing that out there if anybody else wants to try testing for it)