Sibby - I am Canadian too, and originally, I was going to use my husband as a donor. We did go through the initial testing for him, but then I switched GI's and treatment plans (back on pred), so I put the whole thing on hold for a while. Now that I am going forward, I had read that a genetically related donor was a better choice, so I have decided to use my daughter. I am not really concerned with disease with her as she is so young. We are however watching for any type of stomach viruses etc between now and when we start the treatments.
I have the best family Dr in the world. She trusts my judgement, and is very open to alternative treatments in general. When I explained everything to her, and showed her my research, she wrote out all the protocol tests for my husband, and the prescription of antibiotics for me. It was all covered by OHIP. If you explained it to your family doctor, would he/she order the tests for your donor? It would be covered by your provincial health plan.
I could hug you. My family dr is one of the best and I brought up fecal transplantation to him. He seemed intrigued, and he wants to help me more than my own GI does. He's one of the best in the area. My doc also knows the doctor who brought the procedure to Canada, and wants to discuss my options with him. He'd probably be more than willing to get the donor tested. I never thought of that. Thank you!
Mom and Subdued - Could I use a second cousin toddler, or would I have a higher success rate with someone closer? I'm not about
to pop out a child just yet, and neither is any other relative.