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GretchenM-70 general health good, eats well, exercises,

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GretchenM-70 general health good, eats well, exercises, doesn't drink alcohol, takes supplements
Douglas B- 66 general health okay, hypertensive, eats well, exercises, drinks alcohol,takes supplements
Living on a farm in the Dominican Republic for the last 30 years.
July31,2013-Gretchen has diarreha and projectile vomitting, admitted to local clinic through the ER. Blood and stool tests negative for parasites and amoebas. Rehydrated and administered antibiotic. August 1,2013-feeling okay, diarreha stopped and no vomitting. discharged.
August 1, 2013- Douglas commences diarreha. Gretchen arrives home from clinic and continues with diarreha. Both then admitted to another clinic, through the ER. Blood tests and stool tests negative for parasites or amoebas. Rehydrated and administered various antibiotics through August 3, 2013. discharged, both ordered to eat bland diet for 2 days.
August 8, 2013- Gretchen complaining of gas, roiling stomach, lack of energy. Stool loose but formed. Douglas is normal.
The country had been warned of a virus several months previous.
Negative contact with known sufferers.
Well water is UV treated.
What could the cause be? What can be done now? more tests?
As you describe possible causes may include Gastroenteritis.
And usually most of the infection subside in few days to weeks.
Now as per their current condition,they need to continue BRAT diet((bananas, rice, applesauce and toast)for few more days.
Also continue to hydrate themselves with oral rehydration solution.
Start probiotics and metamucil.
Even Gretchen should take OTC Mylanta.
If their symptoms'll not improve in next few days then a clinical examination by a gastroenterologist should be considered.
Further colonoscopy should be advised to rule out Colitis,Irritable bowel syndrome.
I hope this helps.
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