After not visiting the curezone website for several days I decided to check it today. I'm listening to Justin Peters' interview with Costi Hinn. It's so sad that he was raised in this mess. The man is very confused right now by Justin Peters and the mess he grew up in. I agree with Costi that much is not right with the church crowd that he grew up in.
My upbringing and church experience before I backslid was nothing like that of Costi's. When I came back to the Lord and tried to find a church, Costi's experience is the kind of thing that I ran into everywhere. I even went to advertised conferences. They were all off. It was all about prosperity. I knew this was a false message. It was all about how much money can we get out of you. It was all about trying to get people to think that we will be rich if we just give them money. I saw ministers under such pressure to have gifts of the Spirit manifest through them that they and even some of the people, had turned to fakery. It made me sick! That is why I finally quit trying to find a church for so long. It seemed like a hopeless situation. I was shocked at what the churches had become. Costi had no other experience so he was an easy prey for Justin. He gave up one set of false beliefs for another. I refuse to do that. I know better. Costi didn't have my background. Maybe I would have done the same thing if I had walked in his shoes. I will pray for Costi that he will find the real truth. What a confused man he is along with his confused mentor and false teacher, Justin Peters. If you have a church teaching pure doctrine, you definitely have found a treasure. I was just asking the Lord recently why He lets this go on. There are churches everywhere, but none, it seems, with pure doctrine. At least, they are far, few and in between. I will not compromise what I know is truth.
At least Costi can say with clarity that his uncle Benny Hinn is a false prophet and teacher that is misleading countless people and exploiting even the poorest of the poor in the name of Jesus. A whole lot of Christians can't say that and are very confused about it all. They can't see Benny Hinn and those like him for who they really are, wolves!
I haven't listened to any of Costi's programs with Justin Peters yet, you beat me to that, and I've only read that one article he posted, which I posted above. So I don't know what all Costi believes, but for someone that's only been out of this mess for a short while, he sounds like he's on the right track to me. But of course I know me saying that means nothing to you. :)
Vektek: At least Costi can say with clarity that his uncle Benny Hinn is a false prophet and teacher that is misleading countless people and exploiting even the poorest of the poor in the name of Jesus. A whole lot of Christians can't say that and are very confused about it all. They can't see Benny Hinn and those like him for who they really are, wolves!
Me: The problem is that Justin Peters is also leading people away from truth. I understand Benny has a lot of problems with his theology and Christian life style. Neither of the two men are walking in pure doctrine. Minor doctrinal differences I will accept, but both of these men have major problems. I have a feeling that both of them are real Christians, but I am not their judge on that. I just know that I would not want to follow either one of them. Costi did the right thing by getting out of the mess, but he needs to seek God for the truth. He will not find truth by listening to Justin Peters or John MacArthur that's for sure. The sad part is once they realize that they have been duped, many of those coming out of the Charismatic Crazy Churches do turn to teachers like Justin and John in desperation, ignorance and spiritual laziness. People need to wake up and seek God for themselves with their whole hearts, minds and souls! They will find Him and His truth if they do that. He promised that in His word.
Benny Hinn could be a real christian? You really believe that Rainy?
Thorn brought up this video again tonight. I can laugh at it because some of this stuff is just laughable. At the same time, it's incredibly sad that this is what's portrayed as Christianity. Just read through the comments, and over and over you'll see "This is why I am an atheist, because Christianity is a bunch of fake crap, etc." But what's portrayed in this video is NOT Christianity Rainy, not even close! It's exploitation of desperate people. It's blasphemy against God. It's Satanic!
Now I've said this before, and I'll say it again. If you've got some Satanic stuff to show me from Justin Peters, I'm all ears. I'll take a stand against him the same as Benny Hinn. Just show me. You say I try to ruin people's ministries, and you are right. I do! I'm all about trying to help ruin Benny Hinn's ministry and others like his. And I bring evidence. Now if you are going to try to ruin Justin Peters's ministry, you gotta bring some evidence. Okay! Let's see it!
I found the other interviews and I understand there is more to come. The reason I couldn't find the others is because after playing a program the website takes the others off and displays other programs. To find them all you need to start over again with the first link each time you want to hear the next program. Then you will see a box for the different parts. You can click on the part you want to hear that way. I listened to all three and will be listening to the others as soon as they come out. It came as no surprise that John MacArthur was also involved in confusing him.
By the way, I don't debate anymore so I will not be responding to the other questions in this thread. I just recommend people seek God for themselves along with Bible reading to find truth. And I do mean Bible reading, not John MacArthur's commentary. That is the best way. Examine everything including everything that I say. We've debated it all before anyway. If someone really wants answers to why I believe Justin and John are also off in a major way they can read old debates. You could even try doing a search in this forum for Justin Peters and John MacArthur to help you find it. Reading commentaries and study Bibles from false teachers will only confuse you and cause you to believe falsely as they have twisted scriptures. You really have to be well grounded in scripture to see through it if you are going to read stuff from false teachers. Also, remember the Holy Spirit is there to help you and lead you into all truth as you seek Him for it.
But it's okay to listen to false prophets constantly. That certainly won't cause any confusion and false prophets never twist scriptures. :)
I don't recommend John MacArthur either. I've said that before. But my reasons I'm sure are not the same as yours. It's certainly not because he speaks against the Word of Faith/NAR movement which is so rare to find so I commend him for that.
Justin Peters has his excellent series "Clouds Without Water" on the Word of Faith movement which I believe everyone would do well to hear and so I do recommend that. Still, as you said, everything needs to be tested against the truth of scripture, including that series.
But one more thing Rainy. I want you to think a little more deeply about that statement you made above, that Benny Hinn could be a real christian.
So imagine if you can a filthy rich person that lives in a mansion, stays in ten thousand dollar a night hotel rooms, flies around in his own million dollar jet, etc. Then imagine that same person flying in that million dollar jet over to third world countries to take money from people that are just barely surviving, suffering in ways we probably can't imagine, just so he can maintain this lavish lifestyle while portraying God as a genie in a bottle.
Only a person completely driven by Satan could do that Rainy. Christians sin, sure, Christians can be greedy, sure, but I'm sorry, what Benny Hinn is doing is demonic, evil to the core, and he has been doing this for decades, lying out his teeth and slandering the name of God. Seven major false prophecies about huge world events poured out from that man's mouth within a ten minute period. His horrendous lies never end!
He's a con Rainy. Not a Christian. Dooped, duped, douped, however we desire to spell that (even though it may bug Mr. Grammer Loquat, lol) that's what anyone is that can even say for one second Benny Hinn could be a real christian.
I understand your concerns regarding Benny Hinn. I also know that there are plenty of lies being told about him. One of the reasons that I wanted to listen to Costi was to see if I could figure out how much of the stuff we read about Benny is truth and how much is false. For example, I highly doubt that his motive for flying to third world countries is to dupe money out of poor people. I believe Benny sincerely loves the Lord. At the same time, I believe that he is deceived in some major areas. I do not believe that his errors are intentional. He believes that he has the right to take a fat salary out of the donations for himself and his family who work for him because he and his family are blessed by God. They are special. At the same time he believes it is okay to pay others who work for him minimum wage minus the ten percent tithe, which he keeps for his ministry, leaving many of his other employees in dire poverty and unable to pay their basic necessities. I don't know if he is still doing that, but I know he used to.
Benny Hinn has been a work in progress that's for sure. I've seen a lot of sincerity in him. I've also seen a lot of deception in him. I hope it turns out well for him in the end. I certainly would not trust him with my soul. I don't trust his teachings. I choose not to follow him. He knows some truth and he also follows some major deception. Justin and John are in that same boat of deception with him, but on the opposite ends of the boat. I don't want to jump in that boat with any of those three men.
As to whether or not Benny is a real Christian, only God can answer that. I know I would not want to stand before God in his shoes. At the same time, I am not convinced that his deception is any worse that Justin's or John's. I know God is merciful. He has no perfect Christians to work through. I tend to believe that Benny is saved, but only God can answer that for sure. I understand that you are probably believing every lie told about him which helps form your opinion. People are exaggerating his faults to make him worse than he is. Videos and articles are made and written with the purpose of destroying him even if the people making and writing about him know they are misrepresenting him. By the way, are those who are misrepresenting him real Christians? Are they also not in sin for lies? Benny has enough faults on his own without exaggerating his actions. I know you believe a lot of lies on the Internet about ministers who have a different theology than you do. That's why I would expect you to think he is not saved. Justin and John don't even believe I am saved. I don't know if you do or not.
If you start posting some of those videos about him, fine, but I am not planning to waste my time watching them. I'm pretty sure I've seen most of them more than once already.
Yes, that article was satirical.:) But nevertheless, it was dead on in my opinion. Even Costi himself posted an article saying this is indeed what goes on, the mooching off of people from third world countries. Wow, that's just so sick, imagining him mooching off of such poor people. I would love to see that man shut down. But because so many consider him a "christian", I better not hold my breath for that. And to think he's even considered "God's annointed", urggh my stomach turns!
I think you mean grammar. And no, it doesn't bug me that you make grammatical, spelling, syntactical, or any other kinda errors for that matter. I make them too, but I tend to make fewer of them. I correct you for your benefit, not mine.
On December 30, 2016, I received a voicemail message from a man who was calling to thank me for my teaching exposing the unbiblical nature of the Word-Faith movement. He told me how much he had benefited from the teaching, learned from it and had been encouraged by it.
His name was Costi Hinn. Yes, Hinn. As in that Hinn. Costi is Benny Hinns nephew. Henry Hinn, Costis father, is Bennys brother.
Costi used to work for his uncle and flew all over the world with him in his G-5 private jet. He has participated in hundreds of his uncles healing crusades. Benny paid him handsomely, enabling Costi to drive a Hummer while in college. But all the while, Costi had questions. He would read his Bible and see discrepancies between what he saw in the Scriptures and what he saw in his familys theology and lifestyle. From time to time he would voice his questions but his uncle and father either would not or could not answer them.
About four or so years ago, God brought Costi to a place of genuine faith and repentance. God saved him. And now, well, things have changed. Everything has changed.
I returned Costis call and we spoke for two hours. We had wonderful fellowship together. He told me about how he has now embraced the sovereignty of God in salvation and is a cessationist believing that God heals when He sovereignly chooses to do so but that no one possesses the gift of healing. He is passionate about the Truth and is unafraid to call out his uncle as a false teacher and false prophet.
I said to him, Costi, this is absolutely surreal for me. Never in a million years would I have dreamed I would be having a conversation like this with someone with the last name of Hinn!
I asked Costi if he would do a series of interviews with me on my radio program. He graciously agreed.
I invite you to tune in to this 9 part series beginning February 23 and running through March 8.
Costi will share with us how God brought him out of the Word-Faith deception and into the light of the true Gospel. I believe this series will be a tremendous encouragement to you. Costi certainly has been to me.
So, please tune in and tell your friends, family members, and those with whom you worship to tune in as well and hear from a man who, by his own admission is a brand snatched from the fire (Zech. 3:2; Jude 23).
Hyphen? What hyphen? I see no hyphen. Nope, not a hyphen in sight. None. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
My conscience? Hmm......
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
So no, not necessarily the most reliable guide to revealed truth. Sometimes, Scripture has some very unpalatable things to say about sin, judgment, punishment, etc. That's why false teachers abound. They pander to what we want to hear, rather than what God has to say about our true nature. They should take another look at Mt. 25. There's a surprise in store for them, and it won't be a welcome one.
If they are willing to exploit the poorest of the world coz of their own greed, then they are utterly bereft of a conscience, & there is no depth to which they will not sink. The judgment they face will be so much the worse for them, and it won't be temporary either.
The biggest impediment to accepting the truth about what they're doing is the realization that it must necessarily mean the end of the gravy train for them. Their love of money might just be too strong to overcome. It's easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle, etc.
Only God's grace can overcome the hold money has over them. Costi (& we) could do a lot worse than to start praying for their souls - immortal or otherwise.
I don't recall ever being an apologist for Paula White. If she teaches similar garbage, then she is equally culpable, along with the rest of them. And God help America if Trump is duped into doing something ill-advised as a result of her 'spiritual advice.'
You would think by now that ppl might have learned the lessons of David Koresh and Jim Jones. The followers of the 'prosperity gospel' may not meet such dramatic ends, but their end result is the same - death and destruction.
For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.
No, I haven't seen you be an apologist for Paula White, but many out there have been. And there was very little outcry when Trump had her represent Christianity in front of the whole world on Inauguration day. And yeah, she teaches the same garbage.
It boggles my mind why so many can't clearly see through people like Benny Hinn and Paula White. It's often not an intelligence problem though. I just think the deception is that strong, like it was with David Koresh and Jim Jones. Those people that followed them weren't dumb, just so deceived. It was the same for my family following Herbert W. Armstrong. Maybe he sounded a little better though. Maybe. :)
By all accounts, he had one of the best voices on radio, which his son (Garner Ted) apparently inherited. I've heard their broadcasts here in the UK, & I knew from the off they were cultists. I just couldn't work out which of the many cults they belonged to.
After reading tons of their literature - including their correspondence course, I finally came to the conclusion that they didn't 'belong' to any of the known cults, but were a cult in their own right, with elements drawn from several of the established cults, including SDA's, Jehovah's Witnesses and even COJC&LDS (ie Mormons). It was quite gratifying therefore when some years later several articles, booklets, and books about them started to appear reporting pretty much the same conclusions.
So yes, it's quite easy to see the attraction, & understand how ppl can be so easily duped by these fraudsters. It's all so plausible, and has just enough semblance to the real thing to ensnare the unwary. Unless you are well grounded in true Biblical teaching, you are going to be easy prey to all manner of false doctrine.
I assume your dad found his way out of that mess too then? Interesting that they also deny the existence of eternal punishment. I can now see where he gets it from.
Yeah he did have a great voice, no doubt. I never heard Garner Ted very much but I'm sure he did too.
And you are right, it was just a mix of various cults, with Armstrong's unique touches added in.
My parents met in the cult and both their families were heavily involved. So it was an all around family affair, so that made the deception even stronger. I was of course born in it. I left when I was around nineteen or so, and so did my sister and dad. My mom stayed in it.
But about the hell issue. I honestly never remember hearing about hell at all growing up. Maybe they talked about it, but I just don't remember. It wasn't until sometime in my twenties that I started studying the issue myself, but I had no desire to hold onto anything from the cult since on every other important doctrinal issue I'd done a complete 180 just about.
So just like with my recent eschatology study, I just wanted to see what the bible really said about it. I also listened to the traditional side's point of view as well as Edward Fudge since at that time he had done more research on the issue than anyone else I knew. And I found his case pretty compelling and thorough and matching what the bible says.
It is unfortunate (for me) that the cult I grew up in does teach annihilationism and if I'm honest about my story, I won't be able to get away from that as to why I came to the hell view I did.
But what about people like Edward Fudge, Chris Date, and many of the others that teach annihilationism? That is not their story. Edward Fudge grew up with the traditional view and had no desire to change it. But a man coming out of the SDA hired Edward Fudge to do an unbiased deep study on hell because he was afraid of his own bias on the subject (I think that's how the story goes but it's been a while since I've heard it). Now of course Edward Fudge did start out with his own bias towards the traditional view but he was a lawyer with a great mind and so he took on the challenge even though he didn't think it was going to be very hard to prove the traditional view. But into his deep study, he began to change his mind and the rest is history. He's since written several thorough books on the subject covering just about every verse in the bible that could possibly pertain to hell.
Then I've posted Chris Date's story of how he came to this view, kicking and screaming he says. He didn't want to believe the annihilationism view knowing that he would be negatively branded in all the ways he has been, but he couldn't deny what he found to be the truth in scripture.
And of course there are many other stories like that. So to say it just comes from a cult doesn't add up with every case, even if it does mine.
But again, your view matches with Islam. And if someone came out of Islam and embraced the traditional view of hell, I could say that's because they were holding onto something from Islam. Or I could say you keep the company of the Islamic people with your hell view. So the argument goes both ways.
There's a man by the name of John Roller that has written a book on what the early church fathers believed about hell. He's done a lot of research and has concluded there is very good evidence that many believed in Annihilationsim.
And then there's Martin Luther, who I believe was on my side too. :)
Surprised to learn your mom is still part of that cult. I assume that means her mind is closed to the possibility that there might be a difference between what her 'church' teaches & what the Bible actually says? For example, she must be unwilling to read books by evangelical critics of The WWCofG, just in case they turn out to be right? Rhetorical questions, so no reply needed - unless you wanna.
It wasn't my intention to kick off another exchange on the subject of ECT, and rest assured, I will eventually get round to giving your 'witnesses' a fair hearing. Meantime, I believe your Islam analogy is deeply flawed. There is a world of difference between two world religions that share similarities in some of their doctrines, and heretical offshoots of Christianity that claim to be the only true representatives of Biblical truth.
For example, if the Islamic doctrine of Paradise is anything to go by (basically, an endless supply of virgins to satisfy the men's insatiable sexual appetites - boy, are they in for a huge surprise), there is absolutely no guarantee that their doctrine of eternal punishment bears anything more than a very superficial semblance to what Christians believe about Hell. They are, ostensibly, 'ppl of the book', so it would be surprising indeed if there were no common ground between them. Cultists, on the other hand, trash an existing creed (typically declared to be 'Babylon'), and replace it with their own. The fact that they do not agree among themselves - bearing in mind there are at least a dozen or so major cults, and significantly more minor ones - does not seem to phase them in the least.
So no, I don't accept that as a valid argument against ECT. Does their belief that Jesus was a prophet deny me the right to believe the same because of some irrational fear of being tarred by the same brush? Of course not. But whereas I believe He was TheProphet par excellence, they believe He was merely a prophet, and not even the greatest at that. Yet again, not the same by a mile.
I really don't care what certain cults believe on hell, or what view Islam has on hell. It really doesn't matter about all that, but it always gets brought up so I have to deal with it.
Regardless, I know people that hold to the historical essentials of the Christian faith, that have no cult ties whatsoever, that believe my view of hell. The conditional immortality hell view, or annihilationism, was not pulled out of thin air by some cult. There is a biblical case for it, a much greater biblical case than for it than for the traditional hell view in my opinion, and so that's what matters to me.
Hang on just a minute there. Ya mean ta tell me he wrote this himself? With complete self-awareness of what he really is? I thought it was an exposé written by someone else in the first person as a kinda literary conceit.
But if it was penned by the man himself (I use the word 'man' advisedly, coz I could think of several other nouns that might be more appropriate, but unfortunately not publishable), then the judgment awaiting him will be all the more terrible. He is patently an atheist if he wrote this, otherwise he would repent of his evil, and compensate all those he has robbed.
What an absolute tool. But yeah, the real damage is to our faith. He has besmirched Messiah's good name, and he will pay a heavy price for his 'betrayal.' He might wish for annihilation, but it won't be on the menu.
Toufik Benedictus "Benny" Hinn (born 3 December 1952) is an Israeli televangelist, best known for his regular "Miracle Crusades"—revival meeting or faith healing summits that are usually held in stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast worldwide on his television program, This Is Your Day. Hinn was born in Jaffa, in 1952, in the then newly established state of Israel to parents born in Palestine with Greek, Palestinian and Armenian heritage. He was raised within the Eastern Orthodox tradition.
I thought I detected some Gk influence in those names. Costi is a variant of my own name, a diminutive of Constantine, usually used affectionally in late childhood. The other childhood version is Costaki, but the more common form is my own Costas.
The reason to be concerned is because our president has not been a born again christian for very long. He chooses people by what "he" deems successful. What you or I would consider successful may not be the same as Trump would be. Hopefully in time as he prays and reads his bible, he will come to see.
I don't know where else to turn. I've had very strange things happening lately that have left my bf and I convinced I must have the beginning of roundworm. Here's the story.
Aprox. 3 weeks ago we adopted a rescue dog. Said dog was being kept at a foster home, which was a farm. We met the dog for the first time at the farm and spent quite a bit of time there. The dog ran around and at one point picked up and began eating a chunk of some sort of feces - I think the owner said it was horse. Owner ran up to him and grabbed the feces out of dog's mouth with her hands and threw it to the side.
Didn't think much of it (we were naive). We carried on petting all her animals including pigs, horses, and other dog.
When it came time to leave, we can't remember if we were given hand shakes or not from the woman who touched the poop - but we surely must have. And on the hour long drive home, we stopped and got something to eat. I cannot remember if hands were washed after leaving the farm and before eating. Again, incredibly stupid. Would never make the mistake again.
So the dog came to live with us, and about a week later vomited live roundworms on our living room floor.
We were shocked and traumatized and took him to the vet. The vet confirmed roundworm and seemed very concerned for us. Since then we have sanitized and hand washed like crazy, but I'm worried its too late.
On Monday I began having lung symptoms with no prior illness. I am normally very healthy and haven't been sick in over a year. I started having problems breathing and with chest tightness. I also began experiencing exhaustion, muscle aches, headache, and fever. Last night I finally went to urgent care and was diagnosed with fluid in the lungs, aka. pneumonia. He said my symptoms were most definitely not typical and kind of bewildering, especially since I haven't been sick.
Since we've been worrying about this so much, I had done some reading and I'd read they first travel to the lungs, where in some cases they can cause fluid in the lungs.
I mentioned this to the dr. and was met with the expected skepticism. He didn't think that was possible. I explained how I shook the hand of someone who touched what was most likely roundworm contaminated poop, and he took a little more interest after hearing that, but was completely clueless about their life cycle and tried to tell me they only infect the intestine and stomach.
He prescribed me antibiotics and sent me home.
I don't know what else to do. It's obvious I'm going to be thought of as an overly anxious patient who isn't taken seriously. But I truly believe it's a roundworm lifecycle starting in me. It's just way too coincidental.
Zoonotic infections are pathogens that are transmitted from animal to human and some experts says that they account for many infections.
I am wondering why the doctor would prescribe antibiotics, or is this a typo where you meant antiparasitic medicines. Antibiotics are not going to kill worm infections. The most common are Albendazole and Ivermectin.
I also think you have roundworms. The lung filling up with fluid happens at a later stage though, you must have been infected for quite a while. The are very common and are transmitted very easily. Many of us have them since we were kids. They can be silently in your lungs and digestive tract without causing much trouble. Once the immune system crashes, problems start.
If you really don't know what to do, why not go back to the vet who treated the dog. Vets know parasites quite well. The doctor who prescribed the antibiotics is a fool who should be hanged. You can follow the same drug schedule the dog has got, except you need to take them much longer.
You can also try to do enemas, they are a good start to get a clue of what you might be infected with.
You can look up different protocols here as well, ICU, mattk3 posted these. You need to be on systemic meds for at least a year to get better. Start now so you can reduce further problems that might develop afterwards if left untreated.
Yes, it sounds very, very likely you were infected. My advice, and I'm no where near as experienced as some people posting here, would be to take the dog back to the vet for a followup check for parasite and tell them what's going on with you. Ask if they can recommend a good doctor to help you, someone who they know is familiar with these types of infections.
If not, go to another doctor and start doing research on the type of parasite that infected the dog. Don't wait around or delay even one day. These types of infections spread quickly and it gets harder and harder to get rid of them the longer you wait.
Listen to the folks here who can advise you on what medicines to take and you can start treating yourself if you feel comfortable doing that. At the very least start doing distilled water and salt enemas and/or or coffee enemas every day to cleanse as many as you can. You need to clean your environment and your body and kill the parasites.
You can very easily catch round worms from dogs. They have a stage where they cycle through the lungs. You probably have esonophilic pneumonia. They should chech your esinopihils. Push your pcp more on this. Albendazole would be the best treatment.
Good advice you were given here. I'd personally bypass the medical doctor, and begin taking Albendazole, and your bf too, since you were both exposed in the same way. Online American Farm Suppliers have it, and you can start faster. If you read a sampling of posts here, you'll see why it will likely waste precious treatment time waiting for a MD's diagnosis. I'd start treating with Albendazole, the antibiotic wouldn't hurt, would it? What antibiotic did he prescribe? You can see the doctor too if you want. My dogs and my own stool are still loaded with roundworm eggs after treating for months. My nose and mouth have plenty too, so gross. Sure is not a quick cure!
Smart of you to get right on it! Am a little surprised the vet didn't prescribe meds for you and family, other pets, too. Vets know much more about parasites than doctors in USA.
Environment has to be kept extremely clean. Linens and dog's bedding wahed daily, hottest water possible, etc...plenty on that on these sites. Dog poop picked up immed. and treated as a bio-hazard. Wrap it up, because the eggs start traveling within a day. Today I threw bleach water on the areas where the dogs go potty, but don't know how much that will help.
Thank you for the advice.
Can anyone link to where to purchase Albendazole? I was under the impression it's only available by prescription and can't find it to buy online. I did order Vermox Plus though.
Going to the doctor today for follow up. I plan to mention that I'd like a referral to an infectious disease specialist. Not even going to bother asking for this general practitioner's opinion. I'm sure he'll tell me that they don't infect the lungs again. If that doesn't work I plan to call the vet and ask for a referral from her. Hopefully they don't grow too much in the meantime. This is a nightmare.
You can buy valbazen liquid which they sell in farm stores, also many online. You should take ALB Valbazen 3 - 4ml evening 6PM in yogurt (Strength 113mg/ml liquid) daily. Taking more than this could cause liver damage. Stay on this for the next year. You can also take 100-200mg mebendazole too. Make sure you eat a fatty and good meal along.
This is just to start, you need to do research on this. Look at posts from mattk3 ,(he had lungs filled w liquid) cimber38, you can look at some of mine. Sharkman posted many great resources on research pages w pictures.
The antibiotics might come handy. There is constant bacterial release from the worms and especially when they die. You will need to use this to prevent fever, or a septic schock. I am using doxycycline a lot (i have several types of roundworms and some strongyloides too). I have done 30 days twice a day 100mg to start and now repeating 2 weeks on 2 weeks off or when i have die off. See the ICU instructions here on how to take doxy. She posted many useful infos about meds and protocols too.
Good advice. I will try to find & learn how to use valbazen.
I saw a different dr to follow up about the lung issue. I told her there was an episode where I might have gotten feces on my hand and then eaten food. Thankfully, she took me seriously. I told her I wanted to be treated for roundworm just to be safe and she agreed. She said if it is roundworm causing these symptoms I probably have an allergy to them. She prescribed me Albenza ... but it turns out my insurance wants to charge me $185 for it. I cannot afford that. So luckily I still have the Mebendazol on the way.
Meanwhile I am finishing the course of azithromycin. Lung tightness is improving but cough seems to be getting worse.