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mssa in hip surgery
Posted by concerned daughter
Last Reply July 10, 2012 at 02:02
Started March 24, 2012 at 03:53
MY MOM HAD HIP REPLACEMENT DONE 10-4-2011. IN DECEMBER SHE GOT TO WHERE SHE COULD NOT MO0VE HER LEG. I TOOK HER BACK AND FORTH TO THE DR .THAT DID HER SURGERY. HE TOLD US IT WAS A NERVE. WE WENT BACK SEVERAL TIMES TO HIM. , AGAIN , IT WAS A NERVE. ON 2-6-2012 WE WENT AGAIN TO THE DR., HE PUT MY MOM IN THE HOSPITAL, HER BLOOD WORK WAS BAD, SO HE OPENED HER HIP UP AGAIN. IT HAD MSSA, SHE HAS AN ANTIBOTIC SPACER IN HER HIP. SHE IS GETTING VANCOYMCIN IN A PIC LINE, AND IS IN A NURSING HOME. AS OF TODAY HER LEG IS HUGE . HAS ANYONE HAD A SIMILIAR NITEMARE LIKE ME AND MY MOM? IF SHE EVER GETS RID OF THE MSSA, THEN SHE HAS TO GET HER HIP DONE AGAIN.

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mrsa found in lungs
Posted by nanette whitman
Last Reply July 6, 2012 at 23:16
Started January 6, 2007 at 14:50
i am a desperate girl friend.two weeks ago my boyfriend was a happy health 50 year old man. today he is hanging on to life with a diagonosis, as of yesterday jan.5 2007, with mrsa. it was found in his lungs and a heart valve.

dec.24 2006 we called 911 with sever muscle pain.hospital gave him four shots, two in each arm with prescription for pain meds.then sent us home. no releif from pain dec. 25 2006. dec 26 2006 i call 911 he is setting up on side of bed in a trans like state. he is diagnosised with uroseptsis in cridical condition. hospital treats him for infection but cannot find source of infection.lots of test are performed and doctors are still confused.they get his temperture down, blood pressure down and somewhat stabled with doctors still confuse to the source of infection. jan.2 2007 at 9am he goes into cardiac arrest through out the rest of the morning,afternoon and early evening he is continually being shocked when his heart would go into a flutering rhythum.finally... read more

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heart failure and mrsa
Posted by jackie
Last Reply July 6, 2012 at 13:51
Started April 5, 2007 at 23:05
my father in law of (80) had an over kneamputation 9 days ago. He had mrsa in a ulcer which didnt heal.(he is diabetic) He was admitted to Hosp before surgery as he wasboing sick and his heart rate was just over 30.GP suggested he had toxins from his meds so took him off one drug which appeared to settle him for a while.
He was then transfered to another hospital for his amputation which went well.
24hrs after, he had a stomach bug and was tested positive for C-Diff. 2 days later he suffered a stroke. 4days after his heart started to fail and was fitted with a temporary pacemaker. His heart is now at the correct pace but only with the pace maker. They have now found a clot in his right arm!! He is still MRSA positive. The consultant can find no reason why his heart is so slow.
Can MRSA cause organsto fail?This is the 2nd amputation since November forthe same reason. If you do a search on amputation you will find the previous story.
As a note on dirty hospitals....when visi... read more

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Stroke with C-Diff
Posted by Jennifa...
Last Reply June 28, 2012 at 07:17
Started June 11, 2007 at 13:59
Hey! Just to tell you this is definitely the best website I have seen. WEll, my grandmother went in and had surgery on her Carodic Artery. the next day she went back to her rehab center... 2 days after that she had bad diharrea and a high fever... she tested positive for ecoli in her stool and urine.. then they found out and diagnosed her with the c-diff..she's very lathargic...not responding much...all she really does is moan.. now yesterday they said that she had a stroke and most likely that's the best she is going to get... what are the chances that she's going to get better and pull through? shes going to be 75 next month... and I know she's obviously not going to be able to fight this off as easy as a younger healthier person...but should I keep my hopes up? or be ready for the worst?

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MRSA and Hep C
Posted by Laurie
Last Reply June 27, 2012 at 02:04
Started June 5, 2007 at 04:40
Hi, my name is Laurie and I had both MRSA and Hep C., I was wondering if any of you are in the same boat and if so have you or are you going to start an interfuron treatment. I am going to start tx for my Hep C in Aug, and the interfuron pulls my immue system down to zero , so when my immue system is down does that mean that I will have the MRSA present at all times. It doesn't show up on me until my immue system is low now, I can only imagine what it will be like on the Interfuron. Does anyone know anything about this. If so I would love to hear about it. I am going to a Hep C siminar on the 11th of this month to ask question on Hep C. so I will find some things out then, anyone here going thru this too. Laurie

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MRSA
Posted by Marlen
Last Reply June 23, 2012 at 18:10
Started June 1, 2007
I have been told I have MRSA in sputum. The treatment I have I am having for this is Colomycin thru the nebulizer. I feel very fatigued and breathless. Will this treatment free me from MRSA? Am I a carrier of MRSA or a victim of it?

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What's the diffrence between God & a Doctor ?
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply June 20, 2012 at 16:19
Started June 20, 2012 at 16:19
My Mum being one of them ......http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2161869/Top-doctors-chilling-claim-The-NHS-kills-130-000-elderly-patients-year.html

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mrsa
Posted by kaye
Last Reply June 14, 2012 at 14:43
Started June 14, 2012 at 14:43
my husben got mrsa 4 years ago after back surgery. they didn't not find it till a year later when he had to have surgery again because there was no new bone grouth. at that time we were told that he would have to be on meds his whole life. he had a lot of pain at the time but did not have a fever,any boils or the other things that would warn you that it was mrsa. fast foward to now. the new doctor has taken him off the meds because he didn't find anything saying that it was mrsa. (i will be pulling the records again) he is still in a lot of pain with all over joint pain. does anyone know what the test is called that i should be asking them to do? this doctor can talk around my husben and does! i feel that he is getting the run around because he is in the milatary

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CA MRSA experience
Posted by Scott
Last Reply June 8, 2012 at 20:09
Started July 23, 2009 at 23:17
Hello I want to share my experience with CA MRSA with you. My girlfriend and I both caught CA MRSA in March 2009. We both started breaking out with a couple of pimples on our faces and folliculitis on our thighs and calves. We both noticed that we had joint pain especially in our fingers, elbows, knees and wrists. Our skin was also very itchy at times and I had eye itching often. Over the next week or so we started breaking out with more pimples on our back, chest, stomach and legs. We make an appointment with a dermatologist and saw him on April 6th. He said he didnít think the joint pain was related to the skin problem and we should see a rheumatologist for it. He gave us Keflex 4X a day for 10 days. It didnít work for us so we were given Avelox for 10 days and that also didnít work. Meanwhile I started having pain in my chest mainly on the left side but occasionally on the right side. To make a long story short my other doctor figured out the chest pain was from Costochondritis. ... read more

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danger of another picc line
Posted by teresa
Last Reply May 31, 2012
Started May 31, 2012
My husband has been back and forth
between hospitals and nursing homes for six
months. He was stage one parkinsons, but
now, due to MRSA contracted in the nursing
home, he is stage three ave may never walk
again. He has had 2 piccolo lines. The first
caused a blood clot and the secmond, which
was after he was declared no longer septic,
had to be removed because it colonized
MRSA on the tip. Now they want to put in
another and I am afraid it will cause
infection in his heart. I am being told it ks
necessary due to the Ph of Zyvox and an
antifungal --top prevent his getting C -def in
his bowels again. Should I allow the nursing
home doctor to order another picc?

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do i have mrsa
Posted by lindsey
Last Reply May 23, 2012 at 11:56
Started May 23, 2012 at 11:56
hello i was just after some advice as since i had my little boy i started breaking out in these lumps mainly under my arms and groin area but do get the odd one in various other places the docs told me it was a cyst and to lose weight etc.. unhappy with his diagnosis i reserched and reserched and discovered a disease called 'Hidradenitis suppurativa' or HS and i put it to another doc who agreed with me ive never had any tests apart from a blood test for autoimune diseases which came back fine but im so worried it could be mrsa if it is would this of come up in my bloods?? or should i go and demand the doctor does a test any help on this would be verry much apreciated. xx


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mrsa boils, cysts
Posted by CARLOS
Last Reply May 23, 2012 at 11:49
Started November 17, 2004 at 15:06
i have been mrsa positive for about 5 months. what a a pain in the ass. literally. Zyvox tabs dry up my boils but they eventually return, usually in about 2 or 3 weeks. The bacteria is becoming immune to the zyvoz! what will i do next?
I have read some cases on this board similar to mine. what happens next? Do the boils increase, does it go in your blood stream, will the abscesses sprout to larger sizes.
please anyone experiencing this type of mrsa please inform me if possible.
thanks

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Traveling with Medication
Posted by DaltonFiske
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 23:54
Started May 22, 2012 at 23:54
I hope everyone is happy and healthy this Memorial Day. Kick back,
and take it easy... or be like me and go through the stress of flying
somewhere for two days, then flying back!

I found this while making some preparations and wanted to share it:

http://www.hemaware.org/story/traveling-medication

Safe Travels! Happy Memorial Day!
-Dalton

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MBT shoes
Posted by Rob
Last Reply May 22, 2012 at 07:12
Started July 21, 2007 at 10:03
After eventually getting rid of MRSA from my broken legs I ended up having one of my ankles fused. That took along time to heal and as a result my walking style is someone less smooth as a result. One of my surgeons team suggested trying MBT shoes as they have a curving sole so helping compensate for the lack of movement in the ankle joint. They have worked really well I wear my MBT sandals quite a lot now I'm more use to wearing them.

So I decided to setup a forum for MBT shoes for anyone thinking of trying them and those who want to recommend them etc. They are usually bought for exercise reasons as they work the muscles more and take pressure of the joints. Personally I feel nearly everybody would benefit from having a pair. See my forum at:

http://www.mbtshoesforum.com

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I still have MRSA-yet GP won't treat it. Why?
Posted by Maggie
Last Reply May 22, 2012
Started August 7, 2004 at 10:21
I was advised in April, 2004 that I was infected with MRSA. I had just had my gallbladder removed after being ill for almost 2 years with GB disease. I live in Cumbria, and had had a TERRIBLE time with the local hospital in Cumbria. Hence my GP finally listened to my continual PLEAS to be transferred to a hospital "out of the area" for surgery.

I had last been in the local hospital in late December, 2003, following a flare-up of terrible pain. Upon discharge, I had a high temperature, and felt very feverish & was prescribed strong antibiotics. When home, though the bouts of feverishness became worse, and I began to suffer terrible headaches and generally felt very "fluey". I thought it was just the effects of the gallbladder disease.

I had the operation in Manchester in early April, 2004. A week later, still feeling very poorly, I was diagnosed with MRSA. One of my lungs had partially collapsed. My family and I were shocked - but impressed - at the speed at which the ... read more

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Contact isolation
Posted by Marianne
Last Reply May 10, 2012 at 16:30
Started May 10, 2012 at 16:30
Good morning. Im a dialysis nurse in a hospital setting. Our unit can accomodate
4 patients only. Can we dialize patient with contact isolation like
mrsa,esbl,vre,pseudomonas and etc. in the unit. Do u have any guidelines for
that?

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anearobic infections
Posted by denise2
Last Reply May 10, 2012 at 08:44
Started May 10, 2012 at 08:44
I did some research and staph/mrsa sounds like something called an anearobic infection. You guys should read about it. The one thing I learned is that it can't survive in oxygen. Another thing is that it is caused by multiple bacteria. Lastly, the cultures that are done by doctors can't detect all of the bacteria. This infection has the exact same symptoms as staph/mrsa. You should research it. I think it is helpful and will help u understand how to heal.

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Drug Resistant Bacteria Research
Posted by DalonFiske
Last Reply May 8, 2012 at 20:44
Started May 8, 2012 at 20:40
Hi all,

I'm new to the MRSA forum boards, but I'm looking to get information
regarding drug resistant bacteria. My research is still in the
gathering phase, and as such I'm looking for everything from personal
stories to recent articles and blog posts. Here are a few examples I
came across today:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2128564/Antibiotic-
resistant-bacteria-ancient-cave-create-new-drugs.html

and:

http://www.thechairmansblog.com/ron-najafi/2012-05/white-blood-cells-
in-a-bottle/


Give the articles a read if you have a moment, they're quite
interesting and indicative of the content I''m in search of. Any
feedback, or links to articles would be greatly appreciated. Many
thanks for your time and input.

All the best,
Dalton

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MRSA carrier
Posted by phonehag
Last Reply May 6, 2012 at 14:17
Started May 6, 2012 at 14:17
I had an infection in my breast and the biopsy came back positive for MRSA. I had emergency surger to drain the infection and the "dead flesh" was removed. My doctors have said I'm a carrier. I asked exactly what that meant but I'm not sure I completely understand. Does this mean that it's in my body and I may have outbreaks? That is the impression that I got from the doctors. If it's important, prior to this infection, my last hospitalization was 11 years ago. Thank you!

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mssa after birth
Posted by nina
Last Reply May 3, 2012 at 10:25
Started November 16, 2011 at 19:10
Hello, I was given MSSA through a cannula during birth. I wasn't
aware of how dangerous the situation was until I threatened to
discharge myself and was told I absolutely couldn't go as they
suspected endocarditis. I actually had to google the antibiotic I
was hooked up to, to figure out what I had as no one would tell
me. The care I received on a busy labour ward for 14 days could
be described as nothing short of neglect and I thought u would
die there before being able to take myy baby outside. I
breastfed, and have later learnt I shouldn't. I have no faith in
the NHS for this not to happen again, and now am expectig my
second baby. Has anyone else had or felt a similar way? How did
u learn to trust medical professionals again? Right bow I think id
bite anyone approaching me with a cannula again z

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