This is not about the "McDougalling". I have a family member 78 years old who had knee surgery about a year ago. Problems with infection ever since. They went back in to look around, gave him an antibiotic which did no good. So one doctor suggested they go back in and REMOVE all the hardware till it heals
but the surgeon said lets put him on massive antibiotics and if that doesn't work then we'll see.
He just finished 6 weeks of 2 hour infusions of Vancomycin (a very potent antibiotic) twice a day!!!! - that is 4 hours a day spaced 12 hours apart. Ughhh! As I expected there are now other complications appearing (bloody urine for one indicating kidney problems.
I realize he's caught up in the medical system now and there's not much any of us can do but I mentioned probiotics to him - told him to ask his doctor - he hasn't done it (so many other problems and worries) and even if he does I don't know if they would even know what he's talking about.
The reason for writing this is to ask which type of probiotic (if he chooses to take it of course with his doctor's permission) would be the most effective. I would gladly send it to him to save him the trouble.
I have looked at Dr. McDougall's newsletter about this: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2005nl/ ... 800pro.htm
He could make a printout of it and give it to his doctor.
I know this is a long shot especially for an elderly person - we don't heal as easily as young people do. So sad, he used to be quite vibrant and energetic. Who would've thought a 'simple' knee operation would come to this