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innoculation
Posted by nick
Last Reply January 21, 2008 at 15:59
Started March 29, 2005 at 19:48
Someone who knows better will probably put me straight but if this thing is a bacterium is it possible that an innoculation....vaccination whatever could be develped..????


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A song in tribute to my father and all others
Posted by Carolyn Evans
Last Reply January 20, 2008 at 14:36
Started January 20, 2008 at 14:36
Dear friends,
It has been a long time since I posted anything on this site. My 82 year old father has been battling with MRSA & Cdiff for the past two years, and is due to be discharged from respite on Monday. He will return home to be cared for by my 76 year old mother, along with a team of district nurses and carers. In tribute to him and his will to survive, along with all others who have lost dear ones along the way I have written this song. Called "My father's Green Beret"
http://www.myspace.com/redshoes1
I sing it for all of you, may God Bless those who are suffering.
xxxx

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MRSA in children
Posted by Crystal
Last Reply January 20, 2008 at 11:41
Started January 15, 2008 at 02:26
I just found out my 7 year old has MRSA. She had a boil on her hehind that would not go away and when 2 more festered I took her to the DR. They did a culture and put her on antibiotics. The culture came back positive. she is now on a differents antibiotic and has to go to the doctor friday to see how it's working. My questions are, She was very sick a few months back with a "bladder infection" (I say it that way because they never seemed sure that, that's what it was) she had a fever over 100 dagrees for 5 days. Antibiotics did not work until they gave her a high dose shot of antibiotics. It went away and she was fine but I'm wondering if that could have something to do with MRSA? I also recently found out I am pregnant (about 6 weeks) and worried I might contract it from her. What extra precautions should I take, without making her feel like she is a monster with some horrible disease?

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Treatment
Posted by Randy
Last Reply January 20, 2008 at 11:30
Started January 17, 2008 at 08:08
Does anyone have any recommendations of what kind of treatment I should prose. I initially got MRSA in the military about 5 years ago and now I have been having sores and the doctor has given me some antibiotics and some cream I put in my nose a couple of times a day. If any of you have had successful results with a treatment please let me know. I don't believe that my doctor is taking this seriously enough.

Thanks for all your help, and for all of you posting your stories

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Compensation
Posted by linda mccaffety
Last Reply January 20, 2008 at 10:55
Started January 18, 2008 at 01:37
Dear all , Elizabeth Millar's court case has been believed to have started on tuesday of this week , in the scottish sun newspaper today it say's, microbiologist Professor Hugh Pennington will give expert evidence for Mrs Millar to say, that on the balance of probabilities her infection was a result of poor hygiene. mrs Millar has been poorly since being infected with constant weakness and breathlessness.

i wish you well on the outcome Elizabeth .

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Lesley Ash
Posted by Carole
Last Reply January 20, 2008 at 10:46
Started January 19, 2008 at 21:27
Wouldnt it be a nice gesture for Lesley Ash to donate a large sum of her 5m compensation on the prevention of MRSA? I'm sure her loss of work after all, wasnt entirely due to MRSA(MSS.) The machines which were found to be successful in hospitals as a prevention, apparently are not cost effective. There is nothing less cost effective than handing out large sums of compensation. We need prevention!!!

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Leslie Ash wins 500,000
Posted by Ruth
Last Reply January 17, 2008 at 16:13
Started January 15, 2008 at 17:05
LESLIE ASH WINS 500,000 IN SUPER BUG COMPENSATION
Last updated at 16:43pm on 15.01.08

Leslie Ash, who still needs a stick to walk, has won more than 500,000 in compensation after she nearly died from a hospital superbug
Actress Leslie Ash has won more than 500,000 in compensation after she nearly died from a hospital superbug.
The Men Behaving Badly star has been awarded the record payout from the NHS.
The lawsuit was due to go to court in April this year.
But her lawyers now believe that the case will complete this week.
Janice Gardner, from Russell-Cooke solicitors, refused to comment on the size of the settlement.
But said: "Matters are at a delicate stage but we can confirm that we are no longer going to court. The case will be settled in full this week."
Ms Ash, 47, contracted a strain of the superbug MRSA after treatment at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
This was after she was admitted to the hospital in April 2004 with a punctured lung and two br... read more

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Superbug compensation
Posted by Interested
Last Reply January 17, 2008 at 14:05
Started January 17, 2008 at 14:05
Lesile Ash has been awarded a record sum of 5 Million compensation.
Please see:
http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=7269500
Can this be the beginning for real amounts of compensation being awarded to MRSA sufferers and their dependants?


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My Storry
Posted by Randy
Last Reply January 17, 2008 at 08:04
Started January 16, 2008 at 07:42
While serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. during a training exercise I was cut on a wet rock and soon developed cellulitis. The Navy medical personal squeezed every last bit of puss out of my leg and tested me for MRSA. about a week later one of the Corps Man came to me, told me I tested positive and gave me some new antibiotics. I asked him if this would affect me later in life or if there was anything I should be aware of. He told me that it will more then likely never be a problem. Five years later, I get cellulitis again and see a civilian doctor. He squeezed the puss out, gave me some antibiotics and tested me for MRSA. A little less then a month later I have heard nothing from my doctor but now am forming another infection only four inches from a month before. I see my doctor to find that the test came in positive a couple of weeks earlier and I needed to completely sanitize my house and body. The doctor prescribed the same exact antibiotics that seemed to do so well in the past... read more

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MRSA PIN/RIBBON?
Posted by Bill
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 22:48
Started December 20, 2005 at 01:24
Hi All:

I was wondering if there is a pin or ribbon that has been designated for MRSA or SUPERBUG infections in general that can be used to make the disease more visible? If "yes" where can one order; if "no" what would it take to get such a symbol?

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I watched my dad die of MRSA
Posted by grahamd
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 16:02
Started January 8, 2008 at 08:00
5 years ago my father was diagnosed as having a minor skin cancer in his ear lobe, and rather than risk it spreading, his whole ear was amputated. A few months after the operation the wound was weeping puss, a trip back to the hospital and the surgeon admitted "they had sown MRSA into the skin graft". A further hospital stay 1 year later (long wating lists!!!!) to have the old graft removed and cleaned, and a fresh graft applied, turned into a disaster.

Within 30 minutes of the first operation, the wound was blowing up like a balloon, they rushed him back to the theater and removed the stiches and cleaned the wound up, as yep, they had left MRSA in the wound. An hour later and once again they took him back to theater with the same conclusion. After 3 such visits all within 2 hours, he was told he would need to stay in for a few days just in case.
A few days later the graft started to turn black, and the hospital in a vain attempt to save the graft, started my dad on "Leches", at... read more

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suspecting MRSA
Posted by Aaron
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 08:09
Started January 16, 2008 at 05:38
I too am having many of the same symptoms: fatigue, joint pain, neurapathy; numbness in fingertips and extremities, tininitus (ringing in ears), memory loss, neck pain unbearible at times after taking INH for latent TB. My gallbadder was removed right after the INH treatment and I noticed a line of pimples around the insition near the belly button that slowly over a couple of months moved up my chest(disapearing below as it moved up) and around to the back of my neck where it has remained for the last two years....Now I am wondering if the side effects that I have been experiencing over the past couple of years are MRSA related...has anyone else experience anything similar? after their operations?
P.S. I also have a burning(numb)taste on my tongue ever since.
I just want state my sympathies to everyone here it seems when I go to the doctor and tell them this they just look at me like I'm nuts.....stay strong, and good luck to everyone!



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Insurance won't pay hospital
Posted by Robyn Turner
Last Reply January 16, 2008 at 06:04
Started January 8, 2008 at 01:11
Is anyone having the problem of having their insurance carrier balk at paying the hospital that gave you (and me) MRSA?

I had a severe auto accident with many surgeries. Blue Cross/Blue Shield paid all the myriad bills including doctors and tests when I was admitted for MRSA (same hospital where I got it). But, now they are saying that the two MRSA admissions were not medically necessary even tho I had to get cultures & picc lines in place before I could go home.

Any lawyers out there?

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MRSA
Posted by Len
Last Reply January 14, 2008 at 15:46
Started January 3, 2008 at 23:56
My father very recently passed away due to pneumonia which was brought on by catching the MRSA bug whilst in hospital, does anyone know if we need to carry out a post mortem to prove this?

thanks

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Dwp clawback of compensation
Posted by angus
Last Reply January 11, 2008 at 16:50
Started January 11, 2008 at 16:25
I lost my anlke to MRSA and am sucessfully sueing East Sussex and expect to receive in the region of 25000 later this year. This has taken almost 3 years and during this time I have been on benifits. I have heard that the DWP can attach a claim to these monies for the retroactive payment of said benifits. As Incapacity Benifit and Disability Living Allowance are both non-means tested, I do not know how they can do this. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this?

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my court case
Posted by john
Last Reply January 11, 2008 at 15:52
Started January 8, 2008 at 22:46
hi had mrsa in 2003 after back op,i am still on 125 painkillers a week 26 are morhine, my case will be in april
in the high court of justice in london,and i would like the doctors and newspapers to know.it is not just geting the bug which is bad on its own,but the after effects on the body. so any replies i can get and copy on the after effects might help people like us with problems.you can email them if you like on johnboy3@hotmail.co.uk. thank you john

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superbugs.
Posted by Vickie Brown
Last Reply January 9, 2008
Started October 20, 2004 at 19:33
My father was taken into hospital with a disease named GBS on the 13th of May 2004. He later had pnumonia and breathing problems which meant he was placed on a ventilator and difficulties with his stomach. This lead to his stomache being operated on. In the operation apparently fluid had leaked from his stomach into other parts of his body and the staff left his wound open covering it with a transparent film to observe, he was placed into isolation where he became feverish. He died Sept the 13th 2004. We was told he had many infections and bug one of which was MRSA. We only found out when he was transferred to a different isolation unit in another hospital when different staff told us that he had tested negitive after previously having it. We did not know and that was after 3 months in ICU. The day before he passed away we was told by the staff that he had many infections and these with the GBS, Septis, a fistula and pnumonia we believe contributed to his death, but the bugs have no... read more

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MRSA Insurance
Posted by Peter Bowyer
Last Reply January 6, 2008 at 21:51
Started July 12, 2007 at 15:57
I am due for an operation in August for a hernia and was wondering if it is possible to have a one-off insurance policy against an MRSA infection and any consequences.

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MRSA Contagion
Posted by Maureen
Last Reply January 6, 2008 at 20:36
Started January 1, 2008
My brother is currently hospitalized and critically ill due to a MRSA infection. He lives with me and I was in close contact with him before they finally diagnosed him. He is in isolation and we must follow strict procedures when we visit (gowns, gloves, masks). My concern probably seems extreme but I work closely with a woman who is pregnant. I would just die if I somehow infected her. Sometimes people can be carriers and not have the symptoms, I've read that somewhere. Any suggestions?

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Help!!!!!!
Posted by Lisa Liptrot
Last Reply January 6, 2008 at 15:56
Started January 6, 2008 at 15:56
I am 19 years old hand in june had a tonsilectomy before this i was fit and Healthy. 2 weeks after coming out of hospital I got alarge abcess in my nose. It was treated with antibotics.After that i got a large perineal abcess the pain was excruiating and it was hard for me to walk. this was treated by my local GP again treatd with eyrothimicin. It healed up at this point my GP had not taken any swabs of the discharge leakin form the abcess. it was only when a small abcess formed on my left thigh and was leaking offensive discharge. When results came back it was MRSA posotive. I was prescribed Tetracycline and after taking the course again healed i revsisted my GP who told me that it had now gone even tho he did not take any swabs etc. Unfortunately in november i got another perenial Abcess this time it was the size of a tennis ball i could hardly walk, i couldnt sit down.. it was filled with very dark red near enough black discharge. I attended my Gp this time i was refefferd to A+E... read more

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