Let’s Talk Poo 5 (An update)

We’ve been patiently waiting for the right moment to present itself for our FMT.  I had fully intended to have it done in February or March, but life has gotten in the way.

Ashley had an opportunity to “Fast Track” at her school.  She has to have 1800 hours of floor time to graduate and missed 6 weeks of school this winter due to a major flare up.  So, she had to take this opportunity.  This means she’s in school 5 days a week for 11 hours a day until the end of March.  So, first two weeks of April it is!

In the meantime, I’ve been shopping, using the list provided in the Home FMT How-To doc.  The only item not on that list, that I purchased, was a mesh strainer (which we’ll try as well as the cheesecloth to see which works best).  I also have yet to purchase the enemas (Amazon seems to have a pretty good deal) and a heating pad.  I’m going to try wrapping the saline or distilled water bottles with the heating pad on low, to make the liquid temperature closer to body temp.  I suspect this will be more comfortable and I would imagine the happy little bacterium would be even happier.  I did most of my purchasing at Walmart and used Amazon for a few other items.

Per a seasoned veteran, I ordered this blender.  This seemed to work very well for easily rinsing etc in the Home FMT How-To and didn’t leak (a HUGE bonus) according to my source.

In my last post, I mentioned that I had submitted our stool testing bill to our insurance company.  Dr. Stephanie coded the diagnosis as “diarrhea”.  By way of our insurance website, I can see that they have now received the claim and are processing it.  I’m very curious to see if we get anything back.  We haven’t met our deductible, so it would only be the difference between what we paid and what the discount is, but I’ll take it!

So, in summary, we continue our holding pattern for the first two weeks in April.



Note: We are self-insured with a high deductible policy ($2500). Your out of pocket costs could vary based on your insurance coverage, doctors and testing facilities as well as the region you live in.
Item Actual Cost Amount Paid
Doctor’s visit $145.00 $0 (insurance covered)
Blood and Urine Tests $1019.50 $331.24 (after insurance discounts)
Stool Testing $454.71 $454.71 (submitted to insurance)
Supplies $94.16 $94.16
Totals: $1713.37 $880.11 (pre-ins submission)


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