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MRSA - diagnoses too late
Started by Chloe
Posted: October 17, 2017 at 23:04
My dad died at the age of 54 of MRSA on 26th September 2017. He was otherwise
healthy but had had a small procedure. They caught it too late. I told the nurses
and doctors that he wasn't very lucid DAYS before he passed. They didn't listen.
Once he got a temperature, they took some bloods and realised his liver and
kidneys had been failing for a while. But they still didn't know why. It wasn't until
his blood pressure dropped so low that they had to put him on life support in ICU
that they found the MRSA. But it was too late. His liver toxin counts were about 8
and his other organs were failing.

We made the decision to withdraw his blood pressure treatment and he passed
away.

The post mortem found the mrsa infection in his heart. They don't know how it
got in there. All that it says on his death certificate is multi-organ failure and
staph.

I know it's only been three weeks but I'm so traumatised and full of guilt for not
making the doctors listen to me.

I've never really heard of MRSA until now, now it will haunt my every day.
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