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I am sorry that you are having this problem but will do my best to assist you and answer your questions. It seems that your son is very ill. This is well past the point where his immune system will fight it off.
If this is dysentery, he needs to be in the hospital and on the recommended antibiotic. I’m not sure what the confusion is here at all.
Ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone and pivmecillinam are the antibiotics currently recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the treatment of dysentery in children.
Gentamicin is not effective. Thank you for trusting Just Answer with your question. Please let me know if you have additional concerns or need me to clarify something. I am happy to help.
Yes its safe. Ceftriazone is safer and preferred. I do not know what you mean be high risk E. coli. And if the gentamicin is stopped already there is no concern.
Azithromycin is not effective.
Cipro is dosed according to weight and dosing would be calculated by the hospital pharmacy
Yes and ceftriaxone is on there.
In all fairness you are not going to be able to dictate the choice of antibiotics I would suggest trusting the hospital staff. Or getting an infectious disease consult Thanks for using Just Answer.
I answered that above.
I do not agree that the antibiotic is a risk. It sounds to me like your mother in law did not overreact. If this were the case, he would not be still in the hospital. The blood in the stoo is an indicator of an infectious disease process. I would suggest accepting the treating physicians judgment and treatment plan.
I guess I would not agree with you that physicians would be split by a force of personality You are reading too much into this. Ask for an infectious disease specialist consult right away.