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MRSA Vaccine
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 19, 2011 at 17:44
Started January 19, 2011 at 17:44

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Posted by john
Last Reply January 18, 2011 at 10:07
Started October 5, 2005 at 12:46
hi there my mum was in hospital for a heart op . she was only ment to be in hospital for 2 weeks . my mum was in hospital for 3 months and contracted mrsa in there the reason i know that is because when you go for an op they test you . and it was 2 months before she contracted the superbug mrsa . then the day before she died the doctor told us that the mrsa did not have a grip of her and that it was the heart that was causing the problem but then when my mum passed away we were told that it was the mrsa that got in to her blood . so when we got the death certificate it says that the cause of death was mrsa . can someone please help me here to decide on what to do and if i have a good case to go ahead and sue . ? my e-mail address is

thanks again for your time

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my dad mrsa
Posted by katrina
Last Reply January 18, 2011
Started July 30, 2006 at 05:31
hi its all very fresh and still hurting so much but i need to know.
my dad was taken into hospital, 2 weeks ago for a chest infection, he seemed to pick up so well and was eager to come home, but then one day he just went down hill and ending up in icu on life surport fighting for his life.
We then was told he had got mrsa pneumnia and was very poorly, from then on it was all down hill his kidneys failed his heart was fighting to work and his lungs had gone, how, how did this happen when he was looking so well and was on his way to oz with his wife and grandaughter on 13 august. he was 79 funny and the best dad in the whole world and i am so cross he has been taken away from us, i can not stop thinking if we had taken him home when he said i dont want to be here would he have been ok, was it us that let him down so badly, could we have stopped this happing to my dad.
please help me to stop hurting and feeling so cross with the world, and most of all the hospital he died in.

Th... read more

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Posted by Crystal
Last Reply January 11, 2011
Started January 10, 2011 at 23:12
I was informed this morning there is a child in my daughters classroom who has MRSA they say was caused from diaper rash (which I do not believe). The director of the daycare told me the health department felt there was no concern and the child is allowed to be in the center. My issue is that my child is 7 months old. Is MRSA more contagious in young children? How do you contract it? I just worry that they are changing my daughter on the same table they are changing this child...and let's face it....daycares are not as sanitary as hospitals. I am not sure what to do....does anyone have insight on how contagious this really is and what I can do to prevent her from getting it?

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I'll Sue From Grave
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply January 10, 2011
Started January 10, 2011
What a dame Mrs Elizabeth Miller is , in the Sunday Mail today it states that Mrs Miller is going to testify in a " Court of Commission " to preserve her testimony in case she dosen't survive until the court case in 2012 . " The great-gran said " I think the NHS expected me dead by now but i've confounded them by staying alive . My legal team are making sure that , no matter what happens, my evidence will be used in court whether i'm able to be there or not .

Well done Elizabeth , a 100% behind you .

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can MRSA survive freezing temps?
Posted by Stephanie
Last Reply January 9, 2011 at 21:32
Started January 8, 2011 at 13:54
just wondering if the MRSA "superbug" can survive freezing temps?

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Posted by Mike
Last Reply January 9, 2011 at 20:50
Started December 19, 2010 at 17:08
Hello to all on the Forum,i have just found out that my 2 year old has contracted MRSA after having an operation putting vents in her ears.
I have Three other Daughters and would really like some advice about how to make sure they too don't get it.I would appreciate if someone could give me a list of the do's and dont's for the rest of my family to follow.

like should she have her own plate/cup ect?
do i try and limit the kids contact with her?
will my wife and i get it?

The Doctor has prescribed Gentastone HC (ear drops) and he seems to think that the MRSA bug is sensitive to this!!

Thanks in advance

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private hospitals
Posted by bikerbabe
Last Reply January 8, 2011 at 12:47
Started September 3, 2005 at 10:49
i have lived in nhs hospitals for the last two yrs on and off and have seen the terrible state of them. I've been told that i may need another operation soon and i am going to decline as i am seriously considering going private. The last operation i had, i ended up self discharging after 2 1/2 weeks, i was fed up of telling the staff not to touch me till they had washed their hands and put gloves on, the last straw was when other patients and visitors were using the toilet i'd been allocated, even though they are not supposed to.

A few questions about going private:

1: Has there been any documented facts about the cleanliness of a private hospital?
2: Will they accept a patient who has mrsa?
3. Do they have strict guidelines and measures in place for an mrsa patient, if so, what are they?

I'd really appreciate any help with the above.

Mant thanks


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MRSA at Work
Posted by Issy
Last Reply January 7, 2011 at 21:42
Started April 3, 2008 at 02:09
I work in a Hospital on the Clerical side of things I don't have direct patient contact but I still caught MRSA back in October I only discovered I had it when a 40yr old Appendix scar popped open slightly for no apparent reason,I was put on Anti-Biotics and then swabbed to ensure it had gone,but in December I developed a painful joint in one of my fingers,this progressed to several joints in my body and now I am in pain every single day,Doctors are saying it is not related to having MRSA I feel tired all the time I have no energy and every morning I struggle to get myself mobile,I am waiting to see a Rheumatologist as my own Doctor thinks I have Rheumatoid Arthritis ... I personally am not convinced that this is the problem,I had nothing wrong with me until I contracted MRSA since then I have turned from a fairly active person into someone constantly in pain and tired all the time,I have difficulty sleeping too,I have been unable to go to work now for around 8 weeks .... why won'... read more

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understanding swab results
Posted by michele
Last Reply January 7, 2011 at 17:11
Started January 7, 2011 at 17:11
Ive had my first reswab after 5 days of wash treatment, it has come back from the lab as Not isolated in two areas but my hospitial dont seem to be follwing me up, i am awaiting current surgery, any ideas ???

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mrsa usa 500 in shoulder hospital grade
Posted by Bill
Last Reply January 7, 2011 at 05:09
Started January 7, 2011 at 05:09
My Son Trevor dislocated his shoulder in the winter of 2007 his junior year of high school. He was a nationally ranked ski racer in the midwest at 10. started before birth , another story, and a great pitcher and shortstop.After he tore his labrium grade 4 out of 5. Surgery was performed at a leading univeristy hospital. In fact my mother work on infectious desease floor in the late 60's though 80's on a second career as a nurse. A Scope was shared, or even scurbs. The hospital changed the scrub policy about going from a main hospital to a satillite, of which my wife worked in her early career in orthopedics. Changed hands many times and is now a Sportsmedicine outlet. 10 days after Trevors surgery he had a low grade temp, and Icalled the doc and his white cell count was very high. Scheduled for Surgery the next day and had 7 surgeries in ten days. Then, they wanted to look at his heart and he was alleric to the ...caine that wnet down his thought. he turned blue. This was after 5 s... read more

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Punctured Intestines
Posted by Millie
Last Reply December 31, 2010
Started December 30, 2010 at 21:00
I had a small bowel punctured in 2008 and had Periotonitis and Staph infection with it. Now I have bone and muscle pain constantly.
I am trying to find out if all connected.
Anyone know
Need help with answers

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Merry Christmas
Posted by linda Mccafferty
Last Reply December 24, 2010 at 14:13
Started December 20, 2010
Id like to wish you's all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year , our thought's go out to anyboby who is suffering or lost loved ones this year to HAIs . there will be someone on the forum during Christmas to answer anybody needing help/support .

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Babies infected with MRSA
Posted by Sarah-Kate Templeton
Last Reply December 19, 2010 at 23:56
Started March 24, 2005 at 17:29
If you know of any other babies infected with MRSA in hospital, could you please contact Sarah-Kate Templeton, Sunday Times 020 7782 5849

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I have what?
Posted by Jen H
Last Reply December 9, 2010 at 03:06
Started December 9, 2010 at 03:06
Monday I was officially diagnosed with MRSA. I have had symptoms for the last 3 months but I assumed I was too young and healthy for it. I have spent the last few months at the hospital with my father who is battling throat cancer.

3 months ago I had a few boils 2 in my left armpit and 1 in my lymph node in my left armpit. I had a small rash on my left breast. I went to the DR and they diagnosed me with shingles.

2 months later I have 3 boils that just won't go away. After taking Cephlaxor(??) for 10 days they tested me and put me on bactrim. They think that the shingles/boild were actually MRSA. I have been on Bactrim for 2 days and I can feel my "most healed" boil starting to come back. It has doubled in size today alone.

The DR told me to wait out the 10 days and then we will go from there. She is on vacation next week and said I can have the boil lanced by her partner if it gets really bad next week.

I'm just concerned she's making a decision based on her va... read more

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my baby is mrsa positive
Posted by clairew
Last Reply December 5, 2010 at 01:12
Started December 5, 2010 at 01:12
my baby contracted mrsa in hospital, he is 4 months old. they say he is colonised and has been treated using the nasal ointment and washes. But it keeps coming back. Does the nasal bactroban ointment ever get rid of it? Should I keep hope that we can get rid of it or is he going to be stuck with it for the rest of his life? can people just "carry" it without any other signs of infection? i have spoken to infection control doctors and they seem to just shrug it off as something to live with. i know i am likely to contract it from him too despite being super vigilant with cleaning and washing.

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Can I catch MRSA from my sister?
Posted by jacky
Last Reply December 4, 2010 at 18:42
Started July 5, 2005 at 06:15
If anyone can help me with a dilemma I am facing I would be very grateful. My sister, aged 52, contracted MRSA after having a pin inserted for a broken femur at Addenbrooke's hopsital, Cambridge, England in February. She had metastatic breast cancer which had spread to the bones and bone marrow, was very anemic and had had three rounds of chemotherapy at the time of the operations, so had a very compromised immune system. She was put on IV vancomycin and meriperim (not sure of spelling) for about 3 months and has just been discharged on put on Teicoplanin via injection. She claims that her last swabs have come back negative and that she doesn't have MRSA anymore and that I can't catch it from her. In fact, even in the hospital she was under the impression that the gloves and apron were for her protection, rather than the visitors'. My problem is that I am planning to have surgery myself in the fall here in Canada, and was going to visit my sister in England this summer, but my... read more

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MRSA in bone and joints
Posted by H.Winkler
Last Reply December 4, 2010 at 17:35
Started November 25, 2006 at 19:23
With interest I read about the activities of patients suffering from MRSA. Maybe we can be of help at least for those facing an orthopaedic problem. Based on our experience in treatment of bone infection and the development of innovative procedures we have established our Osteitis Center in Privatklinik Döbling / Vienna
Our Clinic is fully equipped with the most up to date tools, all personnel is English-speaking and trained in nursing foreign patients. We treat all kinds of infections around bone, including posttraumatic osteomyelitis, infected implants (total joint replacement) and diabetic foot syndrome. Some publications in British Journals describing our approach can be found on the Internet ( Relying on our rigorou... read more

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mrsa in incision
Posted by kim
Last Reply December 4, 2010 at 09:01
Started December 4, 2010 at 09:01
Thank you for this group....I have been dx with mrsa in my incision and on antibotics for it at home. Recently had a hysterectomy for cancer. I have only had a swab test to confrim that. I have been watching the incision and I am not sure but there does seem to be some darker color changes. Hard to tell if it is healing or mrsa. Any suggestions...thank you Kim

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MRSA and C-diff together
Posted by adcandsc
Last Reply December 2, 2010 at 04:27
Started August 27, 2006 at 17:26
Can anyone offer advice please? My mom has contracted both of these illnesses since going into hospital 11 weeks ago after suffering renal failure and other complications. She is going downhill, has stopped drinking, hardly eats and is lethargic and weak. Yesterday her speech was slurred and today she is saying she keeps seeing her mom (who died in 1957). I know she is ill, and all the posts I read have made me panic.

I am going in to see her doctor/consultant hopefully on Tuesday but from what I read I am worried that I will be fobbed off.

This is her eleventh week in that ward - she was put in a geriatric ward. Surely with kidney failure and how low her immune system was they could have put her in a more intensive care type ward. She was not expected to live when she went in she was so bad. She collapsed after my dad died in June and even though she lost the will to live we have managed to get her to fight back. She fought her way back to beginning to walk again a... read more

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