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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by CatSlave101 View Post
Lysteriosis. That is what I have. Doctors said it is lucky I came in when I did. Luckily this is only a minor case and should be cleared within a WEEK. So that means I am stuck here for a week. but I must count my blessings. Could have been alot worse. They keep pestering me to think of where I may have gotten it. I haven't bought any meat products from Maple Leaf. But I did however go out to dinner a few times last week. So I wonder if I may have eaten something contaminated there?
It wasn't just the Maple Leaf brand products, there was some under different names...Schneiders, Shopsy, our compliments.

I found this list: http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_heal...el_id=44&rot=3

I can understand why they want to figure out where you got it from, as all the infected food should have been pulled from shelves. If a restaurant is still serving contaminated products, they need to be alerted and dealt with.

I am soooo glad you did go to the hospital, this definately could have been way worse.

Feel better soon.
post #32 of 41
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I think I may have finally figured out what got me sick. I went to a restaurant a few day ago and ordered the quarter chicken dinner with fries and salad and now I think of it. The stomach ache and diarrhea started that night. I am calling them first thing in the morning. Well when they open anyways. They should do something. Or is there someone else I should call as well?
post #33 of 41
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I think I may have finally figured out what got me sick. I went to Swiss Chalet a few day ago and ordered the quarter chicken dinner with fries and salad and now I think of it. The stomach ache and diarrhea started that night. It was at the Swiss Chalet on Queenston Road across from the Canadian Tire. I am calling them first thing in the morning. Well when they open anyways. They should do something. Or is there someone else I should call as well?
Whoa!!!

Call the health department. They seriously need to be investigated!! Lysteriosis is deadly. So glad you went to the hospital.
post #34 of 41
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I was thinking of calling the health department but then figured I would call the business first and tell them of the suspected thingy. (What the heck is that word I am looking for?) Then call the health department to have them thoroughly examined and cleaned.



Edit: EUREKA!! Contamination!
post #35 of 41
Holy Listeriosis is WAYYYY serious. I'm Sooooooo glad you went to the hospital. What a relief that you're getting treated!
post #36 of 41
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I was thinking of calling the health department but then figured I would call the business first and tell them of the suspected thingy. (What the heck is that word I am looking for?) Then call the health department to have them thoroughly examined and cleaned.



Edit: EUREKA!! Contamination!
Call the health department first. They are the ones that govern the cleanliness of places. They need to know so that they can look into the matter and put out the word in case anyone else is sick and needs medical attention.
post #37 of 41
That is scary! Could you imagine if you had just taken recommendations of drinking extra fluids and a bland diet to get over this by yourself on the assumption it was nothing more than a virus?

That could have killed you or at the very least you would have ended up in a very serious state before someone else dragged you into the ER. Future reference for everyone, don't always assume it's a virus - sometimes it can be much worse. Keep this in mind for yourselves and for any advice you give others.

Will this mean a longer hospital stay?
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
That is scary! Could you imagine if you had just taken recommendations of drinking extra fluids and a bland diet to get over this by yourself on the assumption it was nothing more than a virus?

That could have killed you or at the very least you would have ended up in a very serious state before someone else dragged you into the ER. Future reference for everyone, don't always assume it's a virus - sometimes it can be much worse. Keep this in mind for yourselves and for any advice you give others.

Will this mean a longer hospital stay?
Hmmm... many posters on here, myself included, DID urge her to call her doctor... that fever was waaayy too high 2 days before she went to the hospital... I'm surprised the doc's office didn't say, go right now! (Actually, I'm NOT surprised. Lots of lax attitude in medicine these days...)

Anyway, CatSlave -- glad you know what it is and it got caught in a timely manner. You dodged a bullet.

ETA: yes, agree with Natalie. Start with the Health Dept.
post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
Hmmm... many posters on here, myself included, DID urge her to call her doctor... that fever was waaayy too high 2 days before she went to the hospital...
I know. I was one of the ones suggesting it too, because honestly I suspected food poisoning of some sort. Viruses can make a person pretty sick, but unless you're a young child, elderly, or your health is compromised to begin with - they're usually not this serious. Bacteria can really mess a person up.

I'm just suggesting the same that's done in the health and nutrition section for cats - give advice, but always urge the person to see their doctor or go to the hospital.... though I know there's a few who are too stubborn (somewhat so myself) to go.

If what I read about lysteria is correct, it could have been anything she ate within the last week to 8 weeks. I hope this can be tracked down! Personally, with that sort of range and not knowing for certain - I'd toss everything in the fridge...
post #40 of 41
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I have contacted the health department and they will be again doing a thorough inspection. They also want ALL meat and dairy from my home to inspect to see where the contamination is from
post #41 of 41
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