I think my son has Salmonella!


#1

My son has been sick with Diarrhea for 5 days.

I thought it was a stomach but but now I have discovered that Peter Pan just recalled peanut butter with the code starting 2111 because of Salmonella.

I am so mad at that company!

I am waiting to talk to the doctor!:mad:


#2

Oh no… poor baby!
Let us know how everything turns out after you talk to the doctor!

I hope he’s feeling better soon… don’t let him get dehydrated!


#3

By all means see the doctor asap. Do you have that 2111 PB? Save it and take it with you even if it is a different #.


#4

Yes, I have it and I am saving it for sure.


#5

Poor little guy… I am so sorry. Hopefully the worst of it is behind him?

I said a prayer for him. Let us know how he’s doing.


#6

My son got diarrhea last night, is home from school. I come on here, and what do I see in my email??? Warning about salmonella in PB. I check our jar…it is the bad one #2111 !!! What do we do? Who do we report this to? I ate it too, and I’m nursing the baby! Ack!


#7

We’ve got the stuff too. :mad:

DH just looked.


#8

First call the doctor.
Then call the Center for Disease Control to report it. They need to know where these jars are.
SAVE THE JAR with the lid!
And, I hate to say it, but contact your lawyer just to give them a heads up. If there was a serious issue, then they need to have this on record. But hopefully there is not a serious issue.


#9

The Center for Disease control told me to save a stool sample (no lack of that). And take it into the doctor where they can do a test to see if it is Salmonella.


#10

Ugh, I’ve had food poisoning a few times in the last year and it’s no fun at all :frowning:

All I can really say is… drink lots, and get yogurt. It really does help – and if you can find a yogurt drink called kefir, it’s great. Hippie food stores are more likely to have it in stock, but there’s an upscale Kroger here (‘Fresh Fare’) that has it too.

Get some iron supplements too, but wait until the worst has passed as they don’t sit too well on weak stomachs. Anemia isn’t something to be trifled with.

Imodium might do a little for the diarrhea, but on the foodpoisoning scale it’s like trying to stop a firehose with a toothpick :frowning:


#11

I’m glad my dd put off making her husbands BOSS her wonderful Peanut Butter Pie!:eek: Her husband asked her to make one to bring to work this week. She checked while at home on her lunch break and her PB has those numbers.:frowning: This is one time procrastination paid off! LynnieLew I hope your little one get’s better soon.:slight_smile:


#12

Well, little guy just back form the doctor.
We are just awaiting the lab results and then we will know.
Sigh…they don’t know how long it will take.

Um, hello!?!? Worried parent over here! Speed it up! :wink:


#13

I work in a microbiology lab in a hospital. We do testing for Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and other pathogens that cause diarrhea and other intestinal symptoms.

It will take 24-72 hours for the stool culture to be completed. Sorry, but that’s the way God created bacteria. They need time to grow.

A stool culture may even take longer, because there is a lot of normal stool flora that often overgrows the pathogens, and the pathogens will need to be isolated before they can be tested. That takes an additional 24 hours or more. Sorry again.

In addition, any cases of Salmonella need to be confirmed by your state lab. So you will receive a report of “presumptive” Salmonella.

There are DNA probes that can be used, but most local hospitals don’t have them for Salmonella testing. If this gets big enough, CDC might ask all local labs to send their stool specimens to facilities that have DNA probes. But these cost a LOT, and since many of the patients involved are on public aid, there will be no reimbursement to the labs for this testing. I realize that when your child is involved, you say, “Cost is no object!” But it is an object; someone has to pay the lab techs like me, and pay for all the overhead in the lab. Sorry for the third time.

So unfortunately, you just have to wait for the cultures to grow. At least Salmonella usually passes without causing great suffering, permanent harm, or death.


#14

Thanks for the info. I sure enough had a half consumed jar in my cupboard. My two year old just started with diarrhea today. So far he doesn’t seem to have any other symptoms.

I ordinarily buy Jiff. But, this one week, I decided to try generic to see if my kids would notice the difference. Wouldn’t you know!


#15

Just for clarification, is this recall ONLY for PB with a “Peter Pan” label? (and the right numbers, of course)


#16

I would call the doctor and go in. They will probably need a stool sample.

Our doctor said that it can be a real problem for young children, so better safe than sorry.

Sorry about your little one being sick!


#17

Thank you SO much for the info!

I am sorry it takes so long, but I am willing to wait.

If there is a cost involved I am MORE than sure that it will be paid by the company who manufactured this product. It would be in their best interest to do so.

Thank you for all the work you do! I am sure you put many parent’s fears to rest!


#18

Thank you SO much for the info!

I am sorry it takes so long, but I am willing to wait.

If there is a cost involved I am MORE than sure that it will be paid by the company who manufactured this product. It would be in their best interest to do so.

Thank you for all the work you do! I am sure you put many parent’s fears to rest!


#19

I heard it is good to have yogurt when ever taking antibiotics. It’ll help build up some of the normal bacteria in the GI. When to take at different times than the AB.

Yeah, I’d second the drinking, possibly gatoraid and the likes, possiblity of Imodium AD, and possiblity of iron, ask the doctor first don’t want to do something that is contraindicated. Well drinking fluids is probably ok.


#20

I was told absolutely no Immodium AD or anything liek that. It actually hinders the process of the Salmonella getting out of the body!

I gave that to him for 2 days not knowing. :eek:

Who knew?


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