My husband first experienced diarrhea after our 2.5 yr old daughter had a stomach flu for 5 days, possibly from going to the Toronto Metro Zoo, or from a bad lasagna (not sure).
Symptoms have been: Bloody diarhea, stomach pains, lower back pain, sensitive on the lower-left ab when touching, and later... weekness, fatigue, irritability, nausea and as of today, lost a total of 20 lbs (2.5 lbs since yesterday).
The bloody diarrhea is so painful and frequent (15-20 times of bloody stools a day) except now he is sleeping most of the time.
The doctor sent a stool sample to the lab for bacteria over a week ago and it was negative.
Then she sent him for blood test for (Celiac disease - gluten allergy) and it has not yet come back (probably Tues. or Wed.)
My husband went to the hospital two days ago because the blood was really scaring him. It is bloody and fleshy looking. So the doctor took his blood test for CBC and a few other things which showed he was ok and was doing the right think to hydrate himself. The ER doctor called a GI and he in turn said he thinks it's most likely a bug and to go see him if he is not better in two weeks.
We are both very scared. He is 30 and now is sleeping most of the day. He told me today "I feel like I'm dying and no one is doing anything for it".
We feel helpless. It's a long weekend and he can't see a doctor for another 2 days, unless of course we go to the hospital again and spend over 5 hours just to get sent back home.
What should we do and what could it be? We are afraid for colon cancer. We want an answer soon because we need to deal with this now, not in 2 weeks!
Thank you so much for reading this.