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Could it be MRSA?
Posted by MALLYMOO
Last Reply February 10, 2012 at 14:58
Started February 10, 2012 at 14:58
Hello,
I desperately need some advice. My 79 year old father fell and broke his hip mid
dec last year and underwent a partial hip replacement. He was discharged from
hospital and then ended back in there a week later due to the wound not healing
and leaking.
He has now been in hospital almost 7 weeks, all our questions about what the
problem is or the infection is has fallen on deaf ears with the hospital staff. He has
been opened up and they have flushed the wound again and its still not healing. All
this time they have been pumping him full of antibiotics. He was told by one of the
nurses (not consultants) that he now has to have a full hip replacement in 3 days
time!
We have pushed really hard with the nursing staff but they just pass the buck and
no one will tell us what the infection or problem is... what do i do? Could it be
mrsa?
best wishes and thank you for any advice in advance

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Mrsa after effects
Posted by Mr Derek Cobbing CLJ
Last Reply February 1, 2012 at 18:25
Started April 14, 2005 at 10:49
I was admitted to hospital with a chest infection in Feb 2004 and discharged 2 weeks later within a couple of days i was re-admitted and found to be suffering from MRSA I was then discharged again after 2 weeks

for the next few months I felt really ill I ached and itched all over and kept coming out in a rash the doctors said it was nothing to do with the MRSA bug and tried to get me to take tablets for my nerves
in October 2004 after more tests I was re-admitted to hospital after it was found that I was still infected with the MRSA bug

I was given the all clear after three more weeks in isolation.

I am still suffering from all the above symptoms and seem to be getting the run around from the docters.

My point to this email is to find out if others like me are finding long term after effects and if so is a cover up going on

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Someone's Mother
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 30, 2012 at 23:23
Started February 6, 2010 at 17:27
A Poem found among the possessions of an old lady who died in a geriatric ward of a hospital in Scotland.......copied from mrsa and families network website .





What do you see, nurses, what do you see,
what are you thinking when you're looking at me?
A crabby old woman, not very wise, uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes.
Who dribbles her food and makes no reply
when you say in a loud voice, "I do wish you'd try!"
Who seems not to notice the things that you do,
and forever is losing a stocking or shoe.
Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will
with bathing and feeding, the long day to fill

Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse; you're not looking at me.
Ill tell you who I am as I sit here so Still,
as I use at your bidding, as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of ten with a father and mother, brothers and sisters,
who love one another.

A young girl of sixteen, with wings on her feet,
dreaming that so... read more

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CA MRSA - PVL
Posted by RosieKV
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 23:23
Started January 15, 2009 at 14:16
An update on my post from a couple of weeks ago. My 20yr old daughter has just been told that her first outbreak of MRSA (an abscess on her chin) was the PVL strain.

I am shocked as this was 15 months ago and no one mentioned this at the time. In fact, she was discharged from the hospital at that time with flucloxacillin and was not recalled to receive the appropriate antibiotics.

Does anyone have any info on PVL and if it is treatable??

Thanks

Rosie



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Still Have Lump
Posted by Robert A
Last Reply January 29, 2012 at 09:37
Started January 29, 2012 at 09:37
Hello,

I developed a carbuncle (multiple boils) in my leg about 11 days ago. The Dr. started me on Clindamycin 3x a day. I am on day 10 now but I have developed a small rash on my elbows and other parts of the body. The boils is not draining but it is still hard. The Dr. seems to think it will not drain anymore. My Dr. said the lump is just blood and swelling. (Has anyone heard of this?)

My question is since I still have a golf ball size lump in my leg does it mean I still have MRSA? I don't want to take the med's if they are going to give me more of a rash, but I also do not want to stop taking them if their is a lump or MRSA present.

Thanks,
Robert

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MRSA attention seekers
Posted by chelsea
Last Reply January 28, 2012 at 15:36
Started January 18, 2012 at 03:04
I thought that a forum like this would be practical support and shared experiences that would help one another..
If everyone has such an awful doctor then take yourself to a&e and don't move til someone sees you! This is a serious infection, not an excuse to cry out for help.. You must get a grip if this is how you're treating it.
I am absolutely certain that no matter how rubbish your gp, or whoever you're referred to is, that they are not going to "fob you off".
You must face facts that this is something that possibly cannot be cured, and it may be something that you have to live with. As I said, it is extremely serious and can kill you, and others that you may be spreading it to, so what doctor is not going to take you seriously!? Obvs they don't want it spreading!



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PVL Mrsa
Posted by SR
Last Reply January 28, 2012 at 13:25
Started January 28, 2012 at 13:25
Hi. I have just been diagonsed with PVL-Mrsa. Does anyone here have
any experience of this? Thanks. SR xx

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Finding a Solicitor to sue NHS
Posted by Gaynor
Last Reply January 18, 2012 at 16:36
Started January 19, 2006 at 09:34
Hello All. I had had MRSA 7 Times. Truely 7 Times since 2000. I have proof of negligence against the hospital but I cannot find a Solicitor to sue them for getting the infections. I didnt cause these infections,the dirt and nurses caused it. I read of other people getting the NHS into court for MRSA compensation. I have had to spend many monther in hospital just fighting the MRSA without having to recover from the operation. I am due more surgery in April 06 and I'm terrified that I will get MRSA again. I have tried washing my self with Aquasept before going into surgery, it didn't help, I still got it. The first attackk was in 2000 and my last one was in Nov 05. Does annyone know a good legal aid solicitor who could help me. Someone has to do something, our local southwest hospital is getting away with everything as the solicitors down here say that they can no longer sue for MRSA infections. If you need to know more of each operation and the MRSA that followed, please reply, other... read more

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Hospital discharge
Posted by Sophie
Last Reply January 16, 2012 at 05:21
Started December 29, 2011 at 15:56
If you discharge yourself from hospital can they refuse to treat you ?

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Recurent community aquired MRSA...
Posted by lee
Last Reply January 16, 2012
Started August 1, 2011 at 22:21
Hi All,

So this is the fourth time I've been admitted to hospital for a MRSA boil. Starts off like a pimple and then Kaboom, within a couple of days its out of control. I'm wondering if it stays in my blood stream, or, do I become recolonized and reinfected from the outside?
I have also noticed some recurent "signs" before hand. Itching, headaches, constipation, I wonder does anyone else get the same thing before an outbreak? I've had this for around 9mths now and been all clear for seven months and just got another infection? I'm actually wondering whether the issue is on the inside, like reduced immunity or something, then the MRSA just takes hold of me.
I'm just getting fobbed off by the docs.. they just think I'm unlucky. I'm not unclean, I eat healthily, I excersise regulary so I cant quite understand it.
I just wondered whether there was anyone out there with similar experience?

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MRSA OF THE THROAT
Posted by jane
Last Reply January 12, 2012 at 18:34
Started May 1, 2008 at 11:55
Hi i was wondering if anyone knows any information on how to deal with someone and the precautions to take when dealing with someone who has MRSA of the Throat?

i cannot find much information on this and hope someone can help..

thanks....

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mrsa
Posted by lisa
Last Reply January 12, 2012 at 14:06
Started January 6, 2012 at 23:26
Hi Just wondering if anyone can help? My husband went in hospital on new years day with chest pains he was swobbed for mrsa. Today a doctor telephoned him to say he has mrsa and there is nothing they can do till monday. I am really worried as i have four children all with some kind of little open wound can someone tell how bad this actually is as information on the internet is freaking me out. Thank Lisa

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can mrsa reactivate after two years?
Posted by simone
Last Reply January 9, 2012 at 01:59
Started January 9, 2012 at 01:59
Nearly two years ago I had
surgery to remove a part of my
lung that was cysted and kept
collapsing... Surgery was a
success and I was sent home five
days latter, I became very sick
with high temps vomiting and
lots of pain four days latter I was
readmitted to treat a Mrsa
infection with vancomicin
through iv treatment... I was
lucky and my body responded
and I was discharged nine days
latter with three months worth of
clindamicin. I have been week
since until now... My question is
can Mrsa stay dormant for two
years and then come back? I am
having pain in the same area and
feel quite ill, tired and really
nausiated.

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surviving mrsa after 1 year
Posted by don denver
Last Reply January 8, 2012
Started March 16, 2008 at 05:19
Hello All,
I thought I would take the time to tell my story of survivng mrsa.I was bed ridden for 3 months and was in a coma for 3 weeks in ICU while on a life support. Doctors do not know how I contracted the mrsa .As a result I loss the use of all motor skills for sometime,learning how to walk,eat and I did not even ave the energy to sit up in bed with out having to pass out only a few minutes of sitting up.this has been a life altering experience for me.
I have been athletis all my life volley ball,tennis,snow ski,water ski,horseback riding,jetskiing well you get the picture. Now ...life is very different I have a deminised sensation in my knees,meaning I acn not feel the ground due to a numbing sensation similar to your leg going to sleep just before it starts to tingle.so I must take small steps as not to fall from my knees bucking out from under me.
I can no longer run or do any sports for the extememe muscle weakness in lower body. My muscles involuntarily cramp and... read more

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MRSA Cure (Garlic)
Posted by Matt
Last Reply January 2, 2012 at 19:47
Started January 2, 2012 at 19:47
Crush some garlic cloves up (Unwrap the cloves from the 50 shells they
contain)

Crush up a good 6-10 in a big bowl, using anything that will help.
add half a cup of water.
crush up and stir for about 15 minutes.
apply the paste for 15 minutes - wipe it off, wait 10 minutes and do it
again.

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Merry Christmas
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 2, 2012 at 16:16
Started December 23, 2011 at 23:51
Merry Christmas everyone , special thought's at this time for Alwyn , Elizabeth & Graham , i wish good health to you's all for 2012 .

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Inhaling MRSA
Posted by Montana
Last Reply December 8, 2011 at 19:42
Started December 6, 2011 at 13:06
Ok, I am terrified. I was doing an experiment that required MRSA a while ago. On
my work table, I left the agar plates with MRSA and put a sign on the wall in front
my table saying, "Do not touch!" As I left the lab to go take a piss, my best friend,
Mandy, arrived to fetch me (since we had other plans for the day). She went in the
lab while I wasn't there, opened the cover of the petri dish, curious of knowing
what's inside. It had a smell because the agar also had cultured fungi so... SHE
SNIFFED IT! I came in and saw her nose an inch from the petri dish and I
screamed. Apparently, she didn't notice my sign and, according to her, was
because I wrote it in pen and not a marker. I had to tell her to cancel our plans
and go consult a doctor and ask for a prescription of vancomycin. I wanted to go
with her, but tomorrow's the deadline of this project.

I am quite teary-eyed right now as I type this. Right now, I'm still in the lab and
extremely worried about my... read more

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How to treat MRSA?
Posted by Kat
Last Reply December 6, 2011 at 23:48
Started December 6, 2011 at 23:48
My nearly 3 years old son had an itchy ear about 2 weeks ago and he was complaining it was painful and day after that while I was thinking to take him to see his doctor, he had scratched his ear so much he actually had a blood coming out his ear. I immediately took him to see the doctor. They took a sweep and were immediately informed that he has MRSA!! I have never heard of this bacteria infection before and have not been in hospitals or have not been in contact with anyone who has been in a hospital or even diagnosed with this. I am really terrified. My son is now on antibiotics for 7 days and we have been provided with nasal cream and bacterial daily was for myself, my husband and of course my son. I have not noticed any boils or pimples on my sons body, but he does occasionally get minor heat based rashes around his back/face. Other than that he is himself not complaining about anything. I have cleaned the whole house changes all our bed sheets/towels etc. How worried do I ... read more

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This disease is testing my will
Posted by Rossthefireman
Last Reply December 6, 2011 at 16:12
Started November 28, 2011 at 02:41
I posted this on another forum, I just need to tell my story and get it off my chest. If you have seen this for a second time, I apologize.

I am new to the group however I have come here for the last couple months to read your stories.
Let me preface and say that I do not have nor have ever had MRSA, however, my two children and wife have had it. Here is our story (the shortened version)
I am a fire captain and trained paramedic. I have been in the fire/ ems business for over fifteen years. I have seen a lot and done alot, but nothing has prepared me for this fight.
Last December 31st, my then 10 month old son developed what looked like a pimple on his forehead right next to his eyebrow. Of course I was at work and my wife sent me a pic via cell phone. His eye was slightly swollen, I shrugged it off since my son had been dealing with all kinds of skin issues since birth. Rashes, unstoppable scratching to the point of bleeding etc.
A couple hours late my wife sent me another p... read more

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MRSA - Other strains resistance
Posted by Xhasenthor
Last Reply December 4, 2011 at 14:58
Started November 23, 2011 at 06:41
If a bactericidal antiseptic could kill MRSA, can it kill other strains of
Staphyloccocus aureus as well?

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