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Thank you Walter!
The vet suggested maybe a bad batch of food? I have no idea really. She said it is more likely that we would catch it from them than they from us---but that it is possible. My GI's nurse told me the same. I read that both are possible.
Dwt. has an appt tomorrow & I am waiting for an order to my local clinic from my GI specialist for testing. This will take some time to collect specimens & evaluate them. As soon as the street is no longer iced D will get meds for K & Lisi. Our weather is not good to drive on streets as Texans do not know how to drive on ice.
My vet says it can take up to possibly a month to clear & then we have to test again---relapses are not uncommon so she has several refills for K & L. I am researching if I can use something besides bleach as I don't like to use bleach on granite---so any advice on treating "hard" surfaces out there will be greatly appreciated.
I plan (on my own initiative) to order some more Proviable-KP (I gave them all I had already) but will ask D to ask the vet if she has any other ideas. Actually I am not at all certain that she has had much experience w/this.
 

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Joanne, if you have any info on the dog pills can you PM me on FB? I might do it for them.
Here you go Sandi!

 

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It says at the end "this is a service offered to current clients only."
 

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It says at the end "this is a service offered to current clients only."
That might be for the fecal transplants like Lacie got. I would send an email and inquire about the pills.

here is the order form. It says nothing about current clients only.
 

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Joanne I don't understand how this works---does the vet need to order? I have not decided what to do. I need to talk w/my vet but she is very hard to reach esp. now w/bad weather.
 

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Joanne I don't understand how this works---does the vet need to order? I have not decided what to do. I need to talk w/my vet but she is very hard to reach esp. now w/bad weather.
It says on the questioner that they will call you before they process the order. I do not think you need your vet in order to place an order.
 

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Be careful driving, I saw the pileup near Dallas Fort Worth. Driving on ice is tough, I have Blizzrd tires which have a special formulation to grip in the ice.

C diff is tough, I know it is like a wildfire in nursing homes. I don't know what can be used in place bleach.
 

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Be careful driving, I saw the pileup near Dallas Fort Worth. Driving on ice is tough, I have Blizzrd tires which have a special formulation to grip in the ice.

C diff is tough, I know it is like a wildfire in nursing homes. I don't know what can be used in place bleach.
Id like to know more about your BLIZZARD tires, Walter. What kind are they?
 

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Id like to know more about your BLIZZARD tires, Walter. What kind are they?
Bridgestone Blizzak tires. They are amazing for traction in the winter. I drove with studded tires most of my life, and it is nice not to have the constant click click as I am driving, though I really loved the performance of studded tires. If I were to get new tires I would look seriously at the Hakkapeliitta line. You need to take snow tires off in the early Spring though. I take mine off in late March. Winter tires are not great in rainy weather. Quite honestly, I have never had issues driving in the winter, except going over the mountain in New Ashford when some (expletive of your choice) idiot decides to stop in the middle of the ascent.
 

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Thanks Walter for the warning. I did see the pile-up on news last night. Dwt. has an appt today for his C-diff test. I am still waiting on the GI doctor to contact me. I spoke w/his nurse yesterday. I think she may have dropped the ball. Dwt. will go by & get the pups meds after he visits the clinic. He grew up in MN so is used to "blizzard driving" but Texans go way to fast on ice---they do not know how to drive in this kind of weather so it is dangerous. WE HAVE SO MUCH ICE today & it will continue well into next week. There is a lot of sleet! I honestly am not good in ice either so I won't be driving. I hope, for the moment, not to get our 2nd covid appt. We are due for up-coming week!
 

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Bridgestone Blizzak tires. They are amazing for traction in the winter. I drove with studded tires most of my life, and it is nice not to have the constant click click as I am driving, though I really loved the performance of studded tires. If I were to get new tires I would look seriously at the Hakkapeliitta line. You need to take snow tires off in the early Spring though. I take mine off in late March. Winter tires are not great in rainy weather. Quite honestly, I have never had issues driving in the winter, except going over the mountain in New Ashford when some (expletive of your choice) idiot decides to stop in the middle of the ascent.
Thanks Walter. I appreciate your reply and will ask the tire company about getting them for my car. I am absolutely terrified driving in the snow.
 

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I love this SM forum (some days not) & all the beautiful, helpful people here on so many topics! Big hugs to each of you!
Joanne---get those tires! We want you to be safe. We need you!
 

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I love this SM forum (some days not) & all the beautiful, helpful people here on so many topics! Big hugs to each of you!
Joanne---get those tires! We want you to be safe. We need you!
I agree with you. I love everyone here too! I will never give up on SM, even though we lost so many good members. I will forever come back.

Sandi...how is Kitzel today?
 

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Thank you Elizabeth for asking. His stool is not good today---we sort of go up & down. We did finally start both of them on the antibiotic (we will probably have to do it for 4 wks). Still waiting on the probiotic/enzymes fro AE. Dwt takes his test next week & I think I have worked out a deal w/the GI specialist to take mine nearer to where we live---next week hopefully. I want us all on the meds at the same time. I had to fight a bit as the nurse wanted me to drive an hr. to the specialist to pick up the kit & return it there. I flat out told them that I would not do it---they then did what I was asking in the first place. Not only is it way too far but the roads are icy & Texans don't do well on ice.
 

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Dwt. picked up the pups meds this aft while we had a weather lull---it is supposed to get worse again very, very soon. We still have lots of ice in the trees, etc. Dwt. leaves his car outside & it was totally frozen up---tires & all so he had to take mine from the garage. I don't want to go anywhere next week as it is supposed to go down to 5---a new record for here.
 

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It’s like summer here at 16 degrees compared to you!
Stay safe and warm, Sandi!
 

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Dwt. had to cut off a tree-branch ladened w/ice this AM as it was rubbing against our gutter! We have our trees trimmed every other year~ It is supposed to get A LOT worse this next week. They are saying pipes may even burst inside. We have been leaving heat up & letting faucets drip the last few nights. We are due for about 6 in or more of snow w/howling winds so not sure what chill factor will be. If you don't hear from me just know that we lost power!
 

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We have been hovering around 0 at night, but is warming up a bit (daytime highs in the 20s) and turning stormy for us this week. When I brought Casper to the groomers this morning, it just reached 10 degrees. Stay safe.
 
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