Another Explanation…

8 Jan

Colin is almost finished with his 3 days of medicine to treat his giardia.   He is doing fine with the medicine.  Just to clarify, giardia is NOT a life-threatening disease.  It is an illness – a parasite – only passed through contact with fecal matter .  (I know…Gross!) It is more common in other countries where water may be contaminated.  It also occurs in environments like day cares where lots of diapers are changed.   To repeat, giardia is NOT life threatening.  It can cause dehydration, weight loss, loss of appetite, stomach discomfort, and diarrea.  I wanted to take a moment to clarify what giardia is for my readers.  If Alan or I do get it, it will not be the end of the world.  We will just have to take the medicine like Colin has.  We would like to avoid it so we try to be careful with his diaper changes until he has had the all-clear from his doctor.

Heather

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One Response to “Another Explanation…”

  1. Teresa January 11, 2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi Heather,
    Oh, Poor little guy! I am just catching up on your blog and I hope he is 100% really soon! I am sure with all the tlc he is getting he will be better in no time. Take care – Prayers that he is better soon…Teresa

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