I've had quite a challenging week, so this post is partly so I can vent, but any words of advice would also be welcome. I had a 15 year old Golden retriever that I had to put to sleep last week. It was a very tough decision and a hard loss. Two days later (last Thursday), I was sleeping with my cat, and accidentally rolled over on him in my sleep. He was startled and bit me on the eyelid. He is 11 years old, and this has never happened...I really think it was just a freak accident. Anyway, I had to go out of town the next morning, so I didn't get seen by a doctor, but I called my brother who is an ER doc, and he insisted that Augmentin is the only antibiotic that is good at covering cat bacteria. I have had big problems with my Crohn's with Augmentin, but my face was starting to swell up, so it was heading toward a serious infection. My eyelid is much improved, but as expected, I'm having pretty severe diarrhea. I called my GI who said to try to hang in there with the Augmentin for as long as I can, and take probiotics (I already was) and immodium. I'm a little scared to use the immodium, because in the past, I have gotten bad cramps and it sends me in the other direction!
I'm pretty depressed. I miss my dog, and I have been in remission. I hate to get back on the Crohn's rollercoaster all over again. My doc said he'll give me Flagyl to counteract the Augmentin if I don't get better once I stop the antibiotics. If anyone has any experience with any of this or words of wisdom, I would appreciate it!
51 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation, probiotics