A middle-aged man who has been caring for his ailing mother gets Babeisiosis from walking barefoot to the mailbox. Since he lost his spleen from cancer, he gets severe diarrhea, in addition to fever, fatigue, and night sweats. An active, busy middle-aged woman experiences stomach cramps, explosive diarrhea, lightheadedness, and blurred vision from the Toxocara parasite, which she probably got from contaminated food. An older mother of five children deals with nausea, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, and vomiting from the Strongyloides worm, which she may have picked up from being in contact with infected soil. Because of steroids she took for her breathing problems, her body became more vulnerable to the parasite.moreless
Very disappointed. This show did not depict what really happened to me. I was in the hospital for months. On a ventilator due to respiratory failure, had a feeding tube, and had to have multiple surgeries. Not educational at allmoreless
Very disappointed. They said that after given antiobodics I started to recover. So not true. On the day they started the antiobodics, I started bleeding internally. I had respiratory failure, bowel perforation, major infection caused by the parasites. On two separate occasions, the doctors told my family I might not survive. I had to remain in ICU for months following two surgeries. At one point in the show they showed a picture of a man and woman that was not even me & my husband. Not very educational or informative at all. We are all very disappointed in the show.moreless
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