Paula – mother of a 14 year old diagnosed with UC on July 5, 2012.
No therapy worked for him…. yet Dr.s failed to test further. Had high, spiking fever for months and all they could say was ulcerative colitis. AMOEBAS AND TYPHOID FEVER IS NOT UC!
It Was Never UC
My 14 year old son was diagnosed with UC on July 5th , 2012. For months and months I was told he had UC. Nothing worked – Prednisone, Remicade, Methrotrexate!! 3 C-diff infections! For over 3 months he had high fevers of 102.7 to 104.00 – was admitted over 6 times due to fever just to be sent home with fever and them always saying it was UC!!
Dec. 29, 2012 I finally took him to Algodones Mexico and they ran stool test and blood. Within 3 hours he was diagnosed with severe amoebiasis and typhoid fever. Got treated with meds and fever finally went away and so did amoebas. Bleeding and diarrhea finally stopped after 7 moths. Dr. in Mexico said he was lucky to be alive since the typhoid had gone untreated for so long. He needed a blood transfusion due to low HB and came back to LA to get it done. His GI brushed off the typhoid and said amoebas were very common yet he had never ever in 7 months and after 6 colonoscopies tested him for it.
Vomiting of bile that had gone on for over 3 months was answered as being psychological. Scheduled his blood transfusion and they overfilled him with IV fluids, his heart was weak due to the length of typhoid being untreated. They put IV fluids on both of his arms!!! My son died within a day of being admitted for a blood transfusion!!!
HE NEVER HAD UC as an autoimmune disease….he had amoebiasis and salmonelosis!! I THINK THERE ARE MANY MORE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING.. THOUSANDS!!! He was a day short of his 15th birthday, passed away Feb. 12, 2013. Their answer was they don’t check for amoebas in this country since we are sooo advanced and industrialized. My son never, ever had gone out of the country. THIS COUNTRY IS SOOOO BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO ISSUES OF THE GUT. The first thing they check for everywhere else is amoebas or typhoid fever….they killed my son!!! Get second, third, fourth, and fifth opinions! Go out of the country to run your labs and blood tests!! He was a superior athlete – soccer players and track runner!!
written by “Devastated Mother”
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