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ILL MOTHER
Posted by GINNY
Last Reply March 10, 2008 at 22:00
Started March 9, 2008 at 21:38
Christine: I am just starting out on your Journey, my mum went into hosital 7 weeks ago for a hip replacment and to mend a broken leg, she has diabetes and kidney failure. I saw her two weeks ago, it broke my heart, she asked me to end her life! I found the whole thing so distressing. She was soiling the sheets and all sorts. She is such a proud women, but has lost the will to live. And just today we have been told that she has MRSA. I live in london and she is in cornwall so difficult to be on the case all the time, I am not sure how much time she has, but the hospital is such an awful place for her and how much can one person take. she has been on prozac for about 10 days now and my sister says that she is more perky in herselve but has no interest in talking to the doctors and makes no effort to get out of bed or do her pysio. she is 77 years old. I am finding it all very difficult. I am sorry that you lost your mother in such an awful situation. x IS ANYONE ELSE GOING THROUGH T... read more

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my mother is so ill
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 9, 2008 at 23:49
Started July 17, 2005 at 23:48
my mother helen mccafferty has been in hospital for 10 weeks,(GLASGOW ROYAL INFIMARY)SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO LIGHTBURN HOSPITAL on the 9th of july she had only been a few days when we were told she had m.r.s.a in her eye my mother is very ill she had went into hospital with heart failure she is 82 ysr old now she has renal failure,diabetes,M.R.S.A my mother had sore eye in royal infimary it was swabbed we were told it was a infection then she took urine infection,loose bowels ,she was put in a side room in ward 4 and told she was on a wide spectron antibiotic to deal with infection my mother was very ill she was very dehydrated (i thought my mother was going to die )the minister was sent to give last rites over the days she seemed to look better but was very confused in all that time we were never told what infection my mother had now she is in lightburn hospital we have been told she has M.R.S.A my mother is very ill very confused, i want my mothers name to be added my mother ... read more

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Nicola Sturgeon
Posted by linda mccafferty
Last Reply March 8, 2008 at 14:33
Started February 18, 2008
I see Health secretary Nicola Strugeon says " it is only fair"that veterans with health problems as a result of their time in the Armed Forces should recieve priority treatment in the NHS.......... is it "fair"that there is a chance that they will become infected with MRSA , C-Diff , and many more HAI's, in our NHS hospitals .

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septasemia
Posted by tommy
Last Reply March 6, 2008 at 15:24
Started June 4, 2006 at 01:06
My father also died due to septasemia, the hospital told us that everything was going as it should. he was to go through a triple bi-pass, they could only operate on one artery, but were happy with the main artery but the other two were seriously decayed. the Amethysts told me that they were considering to bring him around within 48 hours, they said that he would be in the i.c.u for no more than 48 hours. and the sergeant constantly kept in contact with his condition and in 5 days I noticed a tube that seemed to have problems with the bowels, i has asked the nurse what was this?... i was told that it was because of an infection, we were also told that my father "had a heart like a young man", but on the third day of his operation, i was speaking with my father and his eyes were opening, i had asked the nurse "he is opening his eyes" she replied "that by talking to him as they reduced some of the drugs that he is morelikly to hear you and that is why he is responding" on the 5th day ... read more

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latest prognosis..LOL
Posted by alye
Last Reply March 4, 2008 at 11:49
Started February 23, 2007 at 01:14
Having been on cocktail of drugs since Jan 16th and god awful side effects etc etc....I saw my consultant today and have now got to go back into hosp for a reversal of the op.and removal of abcess (had 3rd nose op in dec to try and rectify previous ops on broken nose damage and developed MRSA.) They are now going to take out the gortex which was put in to reshape the nose because my system has supposedly rejected it. This was put in after having removed previous damaged cartiledge so god knows what sort of nose shapeif any I will end up with!!! Questions that I cant answer (and it really p**'s me off are...Why was I discharged and then 2 weeks later found to have an "infection" (only when asked for path report was told it was MRSA) Why after 6 weeks have they not taken further swabs/blood tests...I am diabetic which apparently according to various messages on these boards is a significant facter,why when the consultant examined me today didnt wear gloves, wash hands or take any pre... read more

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Colonisation
Posted by Aziz
Last Reply March 1, 2008 at 11:43
Started February 28, 2008 at 23:09
My father had a successful triple heart bypass operation 2 months ago. He spent 11 days in intensive care and when they moved him to the HDU, they discovered that he was carrying MRSA. The hospital treated it and said he was clear and transferred him to another local hospital after a month. However, on arriving at this local hospital, they found him he still had it. He was discharged last week. He seems OK from the operation and we have been told the MRSA is not a problem. However, there has been no follow up check to see if he is free of it. His Group Practice is saying that none of the GPs can visit him and that he can't go to see them. Can somebody tell me whom I can speak to to get some clear guidance on this. I feel we've been left in the lurch. Nobody wants to take responsibility. Are we at home at risk? There are little children who come to visit.

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mrsa
Posted by paula
Last Reply February 29, 2008 at 20:44
Started February 29, 2008 at 12:55
my dad has just been taken in hospital for a blood clot removing from his leg, but has got infected by mrsa in his groin where they went in to clear the block only trouble is hes not eating anything as he fees sick all the time so cant get any food down hes on a drip with the strongest anti bio they have has anyone any advice on what i can get him to eat and can you have multi vits to boost your immune syshes got high temp and looks depresed are these the side effects
thankyou
paula

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Surgery
Posted by Marilyn
Last Reply February 29, 2008 at 11:24
Started February 23, 2008 at 12:34
I have MRSA now and will be going to get it lanced today as it is not healing. I am scheduled to have a knee replacement in about 2 weeks. Is the percentage greater for people that get MRSA to get infection when they have surgery?

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death cert
Posted by tas
Last Reply February 27, 2008 at 16:06
Started February 22, 2008 at 16:14
could someone please teel me why MRSA isnt put down on the death cert as a contributary cause of death?

i just recived my mums death cert and i couldnt believe that there was no mention of MRSA!!!!

they put down bronchopneumonia as cause of death.
needless to say i am hopping mad, and am sending off for a full copy of the coroners report.

i KNOW my mum had MRSA when she died!
so why is there no mention of this?
does this happen all the time?



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Re;Gastic Band
Posted by Jeanny
Last Reply February 22, 2008 at 21:03
Started February 22, 2008 at 21:03
Hi had my band fitted on 13th Feb at Derby City, is anyone else in the area and would like to get together to swap notes, I notice Shane had had his done there, I am on liquids for 4 weeks and doing ok on this. There is a great site www.fathappens.co.uk it has loads of info about gastric band, with inspirational stories, tips etc. If anyone wants to get in touch you can through the fathappens site.

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Having a Gastric Band
Posted by Lynnie
Last Reply February 22, 2008 at 12:14
Started February 22, 2008 at 12:14
My consultant told me that MRSA was not a problem for gastric bands as its key-hole surgery and therefore at low risk! I had it done in a private hospital as well so I think this also reduces the risk?
On the subject of bands though:
The things not talked about in the hospital info:
Firstly - I had my band done 10 months ago in England with The Hospital Group. I have had 4 band fills so far and they were all part of the 12 month free follow-up program that I paid for with my band surgery. It was well worth the extra money since having the band adjusted separately would have cost me a lot more and the telephone calls from the dietician have been helpful. The surgery cost £7,000, which is about twice the price of going abroad - which is fine if everything goes well, but if you have any problems British surgeons are very reluctant to help out I hear... what price for your health? The main motivation for the surgery was my health and it seems therefore pointless to try to cut corners... read more

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Want to speak out?
Posted by Paul Fernley
Last Reply February 22, 2008 at 03:29
Started January 19, 2008 at 23:45
Hey,

My name's Paul and i'm a student journalist at Nottingham Trent University - i'm currently working on a radio documentary about MRSA - with a particular focus on why it isn't recognised on death certificates.

I'm aware that for many of you this is a very difficult issue, but wanted to ask if any of you would be prepared to be interviewed by me at somepoint in the coming months...whilst it is a student project, previous work by other students have been recognised nationally, which is obviously what i'm aiming for...

If you're interested and want any more details, then email me - paul.flyfm@hotmail.co.uk

thanks,

Paul

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mrsa in urine
Posted by susan
Last Reply February 20, 2008
Started February 10, 2008
i was dianosed with mrsa in urine after surgeries,hystarectomy,cystocele,rectocelle,sling and now bladder surgery,,now mrsa in urine..problem is i live with my mom who has diabetes and heart problems,sister has ulceritus colitus...should i be in a hosp. or nursing home,,,,do not want them to catch it...also been on bactrium-sulfur twice...help

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risk of spreading mrsa to dialaysis/cancer pat
Posted by louise
Last Reply February 19, 2008 at 23:59
Started February 16, 2008 at 22:58
Just been told by my mother in law that she has mrsa in her sputum - she has chronic asthma etc. My concerns are that i nurse my mother with acute kidney disease and bone cancer. Is it possible i could be risking passing mrsa on to my mother by carrying it from my mother-in-law? My mother-in-law regually coughs and splutters over me! I do not touch my mums tubes or dress any dressings at the moment.

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mrsa -coverup
Posted by Irene Crawford
Last Reply February 18, 2008 at 16:41
Started March 31, 2006 at 20:54
My father took a massive stroke in Sept 2005. He was admitted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary were he was taken care of up until the 10/11/05. On this date he was transferred to Lightburn Hospital in Glasgow, they specialise in rehabilitating stroke victims. This was the day before his 69th birthday. Although my dad symtoms were very sevre i.e. unable to talk, eat not mobile, short term memory loss my dad was making good progress in the Royal Infirmary. This was lost when he was admitted to Lightburn. The care he received here was unreal infact practically non exsistent. Hygeine well the lack of it, my father had severe Thrush in his mouth due to the amount of medication he was receiving and also the fact that he was unable to clean his mouth. I presumed that the nurses in the hospital would clean my dads mouth on a regular daily basis at least 3 times a day - NO they didnt infact it was up to the family members to clean his mouth it was like fungus all over. One day before the th... read more

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How to fight NHS plague
Posted by Ruth Wollacott
Last Reply February 15, 2008 at 15:20
Started January 20, 2008 at 15:18
Sunday Express January 20, 2008, p 27

COMMENT

How to fight NHS plague

By Lucy Johnston
Health Editor

“Those in charge aren’t seriously tackling killer hospital superbugs”

James Wollacott was 19 when he tore his knee ligaments while jumping on a trampoline. As a semi-professional sportsman he was relieved when surgeons repaired the damage.

But while recovering in hospital, MRSA struck. James nearly died and has been left disabled and in constant pain, despite numerous operations.

Today, James, now 24, can barely walk up the stairs let alone play sport and he can no longer fulfil his ambition of becoming an electrician. He is now taking legal action against the hospital where he contracted the deadly bug.

Around one million patients a year develop hospital-acquired infections, with MRSA causing 330,000 of these. Thousands of lives are ruined or cut short.

Most superbug victims don’t bother to sue the hospital as it is too costly. Over the past 13 years... read more

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garlic and MRSA
Posted by Daniel Rirdan
Last Reply February 14, 2008 at 22:10
Started May 29, 2007 at 04:23
Hello,

did anyone tried to treat MRSA by either applying topically allicin or by taking it orally? and more specifically, by using AlliMed or AlliMax?
the people who make those tablets claim it works but I could not find anyone else who confirm it--either by study or personal testimony.

Daniel

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MRSA Returning?
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply February 14, 2008 at 17:43
Started February 13, 2008 at 04:21
Can anyone tell me if there has been any studies or your thoughts on the return of MRSA after you already had infection with hardware removed and then after time had it replaced again.


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mrsa prevention
Posted by brian bailey
Last Reply February 12, 2008 at 21:15
Started February 12, 2008 at 21:15
Hello everybody i hope this message finds you all well.
I am in ireland and i have just taken out a patent on a system which i will be trying to get introduced into hospitals and nursing homes alike throughout every country possable so any feedback from anyone would be appreciated.
From my own research (please correct me if i am wrong)the main way mrsa is contracted is via contact with contaminated hands .
I have observed in hospitals around this country that they insist on putting bottles of hand sanitizer at the end of each corridor which are never used as people just walk right on past them and now we have to ask doctors have they washed there hands i personaly find all of this unexceptable as i am sure all of you do to.
The system i have patented will ensure that anybody entering a high risk part of the hospital will have sanitized hands.
It is being refered to at the moment as "A SYSTEM FOR CONTROLING ACCESS TO A CONTROLED AREA".
To give you a description as best i can,... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Babs Chandler
Last Reply February 12, 2008 at 18:44
Started February 11, 2008 at 20:09
Can you help please? My brother in law had prostrate cancer, he had the operation which supposedly he would be out of hospital in 5 days. The epidural that he had caused a blood clot in the spine so they operated again. He has very little or no use in one leg and is in rabillitation now. However, he has just phoned us to say he has MRSA now. What do we do to help? I have been doing all his washing from the hospital should I continue to do so? We have yet to discuss the extent of his MRSA with the doctor tomorrow.

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