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Dad died of MRSA
Posted by J Palmer
Last Reply August 26, 2008 at 20:46
Started September 28, 2006 at 16:12
My dad went into Selly Oak Hospital on the 18th July with a broken femue. He was 78 years old. He died on the 11th September of Acute renal failure due to MRSA in the urine. I am very upset about losing my dad to MRSA. He could of died of many things in the past, he had had a stroke and 2 heart atacks but no he had to go with MRSA. When I think back he was moved in to a side ward on C4 were I remember going in one of the times to see him was getting a thourough clean. he started to go down from that time. he thought he was seeing things, but it turned out there was a cockroach on the ward, I saw it with my own eyes. The ward sister instited it was a beetle. My dad got moved to the main ward were we were told he had a mild form of MRSA I aske about he needing to be moved to a side ward and I was told there was no need. He need to be treated with antibotics a wash and nasal drops. I wish I had done more. When we got called in on his last day which was 6 days later, I witness... read more

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mrsa
Posted by vic
Last Reply August 26, 2008 at 16:31
Started September 3, 2005 at 20:03
Has anyone contracted MRSA while being on private health care?

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Mersa in Joint Replacement
Posted by Peggy
Last Reply August 25, 2008 at 18:56
Started August 7, 2007 at 03:16
Has anyone heard of Mersa attacking a joint replacement
out of the blue. I had mersa 1 1/2 years ago. Caught it from my grandson. I have a knee joint replacement that is 12 years old. Lately it has been causing me lots of pain and swelling. No fever no redness lots of swelling and pain.
Is it possible when you have Mersa in your system that it could show up anytime anywhere or only when you have surgery
or a wound to draw it. Thanks to anyone with information.



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mrsa with cf
Posted by jonathan
Last Reply August 24, 2008 at 16:59
Started August 24, 2008
Firstly i would like to show my sympathy for anyone that has experienced this terrible infection. Its not until you are affected or know someone that has been till you realise just how much of a problem it is.
My girlfriend recently contracted mrsa in a private hospital after an injection of antibiotics that went wrong (tissued vain then refusing to aknowledge the fact when my gf repeatedly told her because she 'knew what she was doing') this resulted in 18 stitches and the infection.
Since then she has had most of the tissue removed from her forearm along with bone. They then used maggots to treat the infection after initially refusing to do so claiming they would spread the infection and prefering the idea of amputating within 48 hrs if it was no better.
Half of her small finger has now been amputated due to lack of blood supply and the prospect of amputation from the elbow is still looming.
She has now been in hospital for 4 weeks and is isolated with visitors being a big no... read more

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elizabeth miller
Posted by john
Last Reply August 24, 2008 at 13:51
Started February 8, 2008 at 11:55
hi
anyone out there who knows the out come of the case of elizabeth miller, in scotland on the 15th of jan,

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Hiding facts
Posted by Joe
Last Reply August 23, 2008 at 22:08
Started August 19, 2008 at 18:14
I have just been diagnosed with MRSA and it has developed into encepholactic septeciemia . I have been treated with a powerful anti-viral infusion which has left me very weak.It transpires that my infection was a cross-contamination via a staff nurse, who was on a written warning for his personal hygiene.I took the liberty of asking for confirmation of this but the hospital has flately denied this claiming that he was warned over another matter and has now resigned.

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psycological effects of isolation
Posted by Carol
Last Reply August 23, 2008 at 16:50
Started April 28, 2005 at 18:14
As a research topic i would like to hear from any ex patients who have been barrier nursed or for any reason been placed in an isolation room

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newborn MRSA
Posted by Krissi Mitchell
Last Reply August 22, 2008 at 02:44
Started August 22, 2008 at 02:44
my son was born 12 weeks premature, was diagnosed w/MRSA 4 days after birth. He almost die 2x, having to be on many heart meds and having dialysis because his kidneys stopped working (they came back when he was better) He made it through, but has deteriated hip joints that his orthopedic thinks was due to the mrsa attacking the tissue. through an MRI read, he has been diagnosed w/under-developed white brain tissue and cerebelum. he is now 17 months, still not crawling or even sitting up on his own. he is very floppy in his development. the dr's worry he will have some form of cerebral palsy. has anyone ever experienced anything to this nature or heard of anything like this.

signed, despirate mommy

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the efects mrsa has on me
Posted by maria
Last Reply August 22, 2008
Started August 22, 2008
i cought mrsa when i was 23 in 2004 i had it for five weeks before i was treated for the infection which was caused by having metel screws being inplanted in my lower left leg due to being ran over, i have since have changing's in my body like very easily brused always feeling cold and tired and bad memory which is not easy when i've got three children under the age of seven and one of them whit disability's what help is out there for me.

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mrsa bug long term effects
Posted by rsc
Last Reply August 20, 2008 at 16:39
Started January 22, 2005 at 22:26
i contracted a mrsa(super)bug whilst in hospital in march 1998, as i read more and more about these bugs i am curious to know if there are any long term effects, i was isolated in intensive care, i had regular swabs taken and cream put inside my nostrils but this is all i remember, i look forward to hearing from anyone who can answer my qustion

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c.diff
Posted by louise
Last Reply August 17, 2008 at 20:57
Started July 27, 2008 at 18:03
my name is louise i am 29 years old, and i have suffered from endometriosis for 10 years, last september i had to have a laparotomy because my bowel burst, i consequetly suffered from peritonitis and septycemia,this was when i had to have a stoma bag.immediately after this i suffered servere bright red blood through the stoma.at this point nobody suspected that i had c.diff 5 months later i had to have a hyterectomy via a laparotomy because of the bleeding all the doctors thought that it was my endomertiosis causing all my problems,in the same op i had my stoma bag reversed.now i have found out that since september when all this started my doctors have told me that i was probably suffering from c.diff back then. since feb this year i have been admitted to hospital on 3 occasions and have had the stool test which confirmed that i have c.diff which was treated with metronidizol and vancomycin.i am now suffering from my 4th reccurence of c.diff.i now feel that the above mentioned ops... read more

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How to get treated, not fleeced
Posted by Common Sense
Last Reply August 17, 2008
Started August 1, 2008 at 19:11
An infectious disease specialist is the only way to correctly treat MRSA.

Get a referral from your physician if you have been diagnosed.

Don't gamble with your health, do not delay treatment or waste time/money on unproven treatments peddled on the internet.

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mrsa in urine
Posted by jen
Last Reply August 15, 2008 at 22:20
Started August 15, 2008 at 03:27
HELLO, I HAD 3 DIFFERENT SURGERYS IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS AND URTER WAS INJURED. I ALSO HAD CATHER FOR 18 DAYS. I ALSO BEEN ON ANTIBIOTICS SINCE JULY 18TH. I WAS GETTING BETTER. I'VE BEEN HAVING BURNING WHEN I PEE AND VERY PAINFUL, AND ALSO BLOOD. I ALSO HAVE LOW GRADE FEVER AND COLD /SHAKES AND ACHES. I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND TESTED POS. FOR MRSA IN URINE. SO THEY PUT ME ON BACTRIM AND MACROBID FOR 14 MORE DAYS. I FINISH THEM IN 3 DAYS. I FEEL WORSE NOW THEN I DID IN THE BEGINING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I CAN'T GET THE DOCTORS TO LISTEN TO ME. I'M GETTING WORSE. I ALSO DON'T KNOW IF MY FAMILY COULD GET IT. IF ANYONE COULD HELP,PLEASE. THANKS. P.S. I HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY AGAIN END OF THIS MONTH, I DON'T KNOW WITH THE MRSA? THANKS, JEN

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mrsa symptons
Posted by mo
Last Reply August 12, 2008 at 22:27
Started August 5, 2008 at 11:58
My husband had a new knee on 21st June everything was fine but now he is not well at all, not eating, very very very week. One time he is shivering with cold and then later he is hot. The doctor is coming out this morning, this will be the 3rd one in a couple of weeks.. He also had a very bad infected heel. He has had antibiotics but still not well at all. I too dont know what to do or think what it can be.

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Q's about deception and passing infection
Posted by Madelyn
Last Reply August 12, 2008 at 22:24
Started May 17, 2006 at 01:04
My good friend is in a care home. She caught MRSA about two months ago but in my opinion the home is not treating her correctly. She is not isolated, she is sitting in the main unit and in contact with other patients, who also have MRSA, or have it now...the carers do not sterilise the equipment nor do they insist on cleanliness amongst the patients for instance if a one touches the other one they do not insist on washing their hands. They are classed as vulnerable adults therefore they cannot be held responsible for their lack of hygeine or common sense etc.

The chair my friend sits in was borrowed from a non MRSA patient from a different unit. When she no longer needed the chair it was passed to another unit without being cleaned and the original owner now has MRSA thanks to cross contamination.

The carer deceived me and told me my friend only carried it in her blood she did not tell me it was on her skin etc, practically covering her inside and out and I was in close co... read more

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Contact with someone with MRSA
Posted by Denise
Last Reply August 12, 2008
Started August 5, 2008 at 02:29
Hi, I really don't know that much about MRSA and wondered if anyone could advise me.

Today at work I was alerted to a man who had collapsed in the toilets. I went to him and immediately called an ambulance. The ambulance didn't arrive until 45 mins later during which time I stayed with the man holding his hand and talking to him and helping him as he was also vomiting. He was elderly and diabetic and also had a pancreatic tumor. He said they had sent him home from hospital, as there wasn't much they could do for him at the moment. I asked why and he lifted his shirt to show 2 very large dressings on his lower chest, which he rubbed. He then carried on holding my hand and explained that he had MRSA and they wouldn't operate until it cleared up. I stayed with him until the ambulance arrived, and then let them do their job. I went and washed my hands and lower straight after, then put on some gloves to clean up the vomit.

What I would like to know is, because he was vomiting and ... read more

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Health Chiefs sorry Over Deaths
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply August 11, 2008 at 15:37
Started August 7, 2008 at 14:46
A damning report today said infection-control at a hospital where C-Diff was linked to 18 deaths were "inadequate".
Health chiefs issused an immediate apology to the familys involved as the report was published - & insisted lessons had been learned. a total of 55 people were affected by the outbreak of C-Diff at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire .

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I feel like poo!
Posted by mrboo
Last Reply August 9, 2008 at 07:28
Started August 8, 2008 at 10:39
Hi, i`m here asking questions about mrsa because i have had it 4 TIMES, not only that i think i STILL have it. I had a Tailorspacial frame fitted to my leg a few yrs ago after a motorcycle racing accident, resulting in picking up the infection somewhere. The MSRA made it to my top pinsite resulting to a Green discharge and swelling, I was treated for this with IV antibiotics for a week followed by a 6 week course of Clindamicin, i felt great after! About 3 months after i began feeling symptoms of flu and warmness around my head/neck and the glands under my ears burn and ache.My eyesight went all jumpy/hazy to the extent i now wear Glasses to calm this, it was like i`m out of focus and was looking beyond what i`m trying too look at! On top of this my lower right leg feels like its really Itchy internally and burns sometimes, often with a constant numbing feeling which has since risen to my knee. I dont have much swelling now though, i`d say my leg in question in about 15% larger aro... read more

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New hand gel that kills MRSA
Posted by Ken Wells
Last Reply August 6, 2008 at 23:49
Started July 6, 2005 at 10:04
Just to let you know that Leslie Ash has worked with KWL to launch a new moisturising alcohol Hand Gel cleaner that Kills MRSA, MSSA, E-COLI, Salmonella and other bacteria.
The Gel dries straight away and leaves a biocidal residue that continues to provide protection.
Available in ASDA nationwide from this week, 200ml for 3.99 priced to encourage regular useage

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mrsa case settled in court
Posted by moya
Last Reply August 6, 2008
Started November 16, 2006 at 10:50
45k compensation over MRSA victim
By Gemma Wheatley
Comment
The bereaved father and daughter of a Norbury woman who died from MRSA after being admitted to a London hospital for a minor operation today won 45,000 compensation for their loss.

Grace Nwamala Nkemdilim died aged 31 at King's College Hospital in 2001 after contracting the bug during a brief stay as an in-patient earlier that month.

Her father, Godfrey Anachunam Nkemdilim, from Norbury, sued the hospital's managers, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, saying that their negligence in not picking up the infection before her discharge caused his daughter's death.

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He also sought damages on behalf of Grace's daughter, Beatrice, now aged 14.

This week at London's High Court, the Trust agreed to settle the family's case for a total of 45,000, of which 9,000 will go to Mr Nkemdilim to cover his daughter's funeral expenses, with the rest going to Beatrice when she reaches the age of 18.

Rohan Persh... read more

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