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Posted by nathan hunnam
Last Reply September 29, 2007 at 23:20
Started September 29, 2007 at 22:21
my nanna is in hospital, with a bleed two her eye's which was coursed by a burst blood vessel , now she has MRSA in her blood stream. can you tell me if this can is worse than getting it in you nose or a wound ? and can the rest of my family caught it from her while we vistor her ??



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MRSA .
Posted by KEITH WAKEFIELD
Last Reply September 28, 2007 at 14:12
Started September 25, 2007 at 13:58
I think to help decreace the risk of germs being transfered from one person and or place , nurses should not be allowed or stopped from traveling to and from hospital in there uniforms.
How can you not tranfer gems and bugs back to the hospitals and patients when they wear the uniforms at home in there cars ,buses and pubs. and then take all these gems and dirt straight back to our sick patients.
Ithink this is the next big step the NHS should take to try and clean up our filthy and deadley NHS.
PLEASE ,PLEASE WE MUST PASS A LAW THAT MAKES ALL NHS WORKERS CHANGE IN TO CLEAN UNIFORMS WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT WORK AND CHANGE AGAIN BEFORE THEY LEAVE FOR HOME, AND MUST WEAR A CLEAN UNIFORM EVERY DAY.
I can not see why this has not been brought to light, ,i mean these nures bring germs from children and babies and animals and then jump in to a dirty car or bus MY GOD it is so obvious why has no one spotted this before or do they just not care that our loved ones are being killed from the... read more

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MRSA
Posted by Raymond A Johnson
Last Reply September 24, 2007 at 20:15
Started September 20, 2007 at 08:50
I find it a little distressing that people are all to willing to point the finger at NHS staff. Over the recent outbreaks of MRSA

My wife has suffered chronic ill health oer the past thirty years. With numerous in patient terms for a number of complaints. Cancer, three times, requiring Radio and Chemo' therapy, along with major surgery. Renal failure and fortunately renal transplant. All this along with other less intensive in patient terms.

All this has taken place in different hospitals. So the risk of MRSA is foremost in my mind.

However In my observations, the greatest risk of infection does not come from the hospital staff. It comes from the unhygienic patients. Then the other scruffy and unhygienic visitors. Walking in and out by the hour every day.

There may be room for improved cleanliness in some hospitals. But to me this is where the infection is getting into our hospitals.

Would you believe, when my wife had her transplant and was recovering somewhat and ... read more

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Multisite MRSA
Posted by Jo
Last Reply September 20, 2007 at 22:38
Started September 20, 2007 at 18:45
Just been to OH, re- swabs and I have multisite MRSA and on various treatments Bactroban, CX Powder, Shampoo/Bodywash, and corsdyl...

been told that it may take a while to be fully clear of this. Am pretty scared...

Any advice please

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my dad
Posted by lisa
Last Reply September 20, 2007 at 12:55
Started January 16, 2006 at 13:49
hi my dad went in to hos 2weeks a go to have his big toe taken off he came out of hospital last sunday feeling fine but by tuesday he was back in hospital, he is now on a life support manchince because he has septicemia, is this linked to mrsa?

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mrsa or not
Posted by janet
Last Reply September 20, 2007 at 03:42
Started September 19, 2007 at 22:36
i have a friend in the uK who was rushed to hospital last friday with severe back pain. she was kept in intensive care over the weekend and sedated and then moved to a normal ward. no one knew what was wrong with her so she was kept semi sedated and bed bound. she has been seen by a bio chemist today who said she has staph aureus bactraemia and asked if she has been in contact with anyone from foreign parts or had she been abroad. her husband was told it can be fatal but they have caught it in time and should be able to treat it over a 6 week period. My question is this. Is this MRSA and could she have had it prior to going into hospital and if so would this have caused the severe and i mean severe pain in the back area.
thanks

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first band fill
Posted by catherine
Last Reply September 19, 2007 at 19:56
Started September 19, 2007 at 19:56
I had a gastric band fitted 5 weeks ago and had my first fill only this week 2ml's. Today i have had a small baked potatoe with cheese eaten slowly. I expected to feel full after the 3rd fork full. Is this process gradual or will i feel i can eat most soft foods without the feeling of satiety. In addition is there someone that can fill the gastric band in Edinburgh or Glasgow as i had to travel to Manchester. Thanks Catherine

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omg
Posted by leila
Last Reply September 18, 2007 at 14:41
Started September 18, 2007 at 14:41
its gettin worse now with all the doctors

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MRSA - DAD
Posted by Chris (Blackpool)
Last Reply September 18, 2007
Started September 16, 2007 at 07:37
My Dad became ill on August 8th and was taken into hospital. After a week we found out he had MRSA. He was rushed into emergency theatre to drain fluid from his right knee and left wrist and and taken to a high dependancy unit. From there, on to a ward but in is own room. There was no barrier dressing.
I was advised by the Consultant that at 84 years of age, deterioation could be rapid. My Dad fought and with treatment and 'killer drugs' came through. He was released from hospital five weeks later (Wednesday last) and has certainly been looking better.
He has eaten well in the hospital and eats well at home.
I believe the nursing staff kept me up to date with progress and I saw his files with Doctor's comments often. I insisted in it.
His vital organs were fine and slowly, it would appear the MRSA is decreasing in his blood streams. He is now home and on treatment. He has an out patients appointment in a week (Today is the 16th September)
I am still so scared. His muscles in ... read more

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DAD - MRSA
Posted by Chris
Last Reply September 16, 2007 at 12:09
Started September 16, 2007 at 12:09
I posted some information earlier this morning (16th September). I forgot to mention the pain and swelling in my Dad's knee joints and how his ankles are swollen. He had a knee replacement in April 2007 and this was so successful, he was walking so well - Will he get his strength back? (For all the other story - please see below)
I am desperate for reassurance and strength. I keep going outwardly for my Dad and Mum (who is 78) but I don't know what else I can do.


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c diff
Posted by lorraine
Last Reply September 14, 2007 at 09:53
Started September 14, 2007 at 09:53
i lost my dad to this awful disease, and blame hospital for it.

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Vanessa, How's your dad?
Posted by Nancy R
Last Reply September 14, 2007 at 03:08
Started September 12, 2007 at 03:54
Seems to me its been quite a while since we've been updated on your dad's new hip. I'm anxiously awaiting my own surgery in 2 weeks and I'm following his progress closely.

So, how is he doing?

Nancy

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mrsa family
Posted by kelly-27yrs
Last Reply September 12, 2007 at 20:57
Started September 11, 2007 at 21:28
back in february this year my wife and i contracted mrsa. i was in the royal london hospital in whitechapel for 4 days as i had cellulitus in my right arm. a couple of weeks after this my wife had a boil swabbed and came back positive for mrsa. the hospital 'lost' my swab results so i did not get told i had it until the end of march. the following weeks were filled with frustration as we both experienced multiple boils and abcesses and went through a variety of anti-biotics (flucloxacillin, amoxicillin, erythromicin etc...) we felt we were not being taken seriously and were being fobbed off as the mrsa was not in our blood stream. we were even told we would have to go private to see a specialist and be treated. shocking! after a year of trying my wife fell pregnant...perfect timing. this has complicated things...after many a fiasco with the microbiologist and various 'medical professionals' it was decided we will not be treated anymore. great. so with our baby due at the end of the ... read more

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MRSA
Posted by C. Tombling
Last Reply September 10, 2007
Started August 22, 2007 at 09:57
My father has been told he has mrsa in his nose. He is scheduled to have a minor operation on his hand. Should he be going ahead with the operation?

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MRSA infection found 2 months after op
Posted by Lisa
Last Reply September 8, 2007 at 14:50
Started September 5, 2007
My son who is 19 years had an operation in his arm. He had 2 plates and 5 pins put into the bone. Hes just been told today that the little scab on his elbow is MRSA. What happens now ? Theyve told him that if the infection has spread to the metalwork then he will have to have another op to have it all removed. After 2 months is it very likely that it will have spread ? Im worried that he may become ill. Is it likely that he wont get ill now if hes already passed 2 months since the op ?
The doctors seemed vague with him.
Please help
Lisa.

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C'diff
Posted by shirley
Last Reply September 8, 2007 at 13:11
Started August 22, 2007
my disabled 80 year old mum was admitted to the dri hospital middle of may this year she had a fall at home
she never broke nothing and she could not stand on her legs she was left in bed for 4 weeks before they moved her to rehabiltation private room . she was ok in herself talking about things that where going on in life ..i remember watching her sitting in her wheel chair having physio with a balloon passing to other patients she looked cheerful and
getting better ..she had days of feeling of it and she had to have a hoist to lift her in to bed and to sit her in her chair ..then the physio used a stand aid to which she was doing so good with ..she would say i had a dream im going to walk again..but then she was moved to a ward and she lost interest in most every day things and she started getting ill some days she seemed ok and others not so good..the physio said she was not doing good on the stand aid..and they asked if i consider her going in a home but i said no ... read more

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Working on a story about MRSA
Posted by Tom Murphy
Last Reply September 7, 2007 at 18:03
Started September 6, 2007 at 18:56
I'm a reporter for the Columbia Missourian and am working on a story about MRSA infections. I'm looking for someone from the mid-Missouri area who has or has had an MRSA infection and is willing to talk about it. An athlete would be preferred, although not required. I think this story can raise awareness of the dangers of MRSA in this area and prevent more infections from happening. If anyone is interested, please reply to this topic or call the Missourian newsroom phone number (573)882-5720.

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MRSA Stigma
Posted by Jo
Last Reply September 7, 2007 at 15:41
Started September 1, 2007 at 11:13
Hi there
I am a 22 y/o diabetic with lupoid antibodies, and this week diagnosed with colonisation of MRSA.. Bactroban Nasal Ointment given and Hibisol.
Being reswabbed on Monday.

But before this I was a student nurse, and been told that I am unable to start the course for 12 weeks prior to a clean swab, so I have had to rethink my career...

I have constant itching (due to undiagnosed problems) and am breaking the skin. Prone to kidney infections with reduced renal function.. I always thought the diabetes and lupus was bad enough. I am scared. How effective is bactroban? I have been MRSA+ve before, but no bactroban given.

Jo x

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mrsa & chem
Posted by Mnady
Last Reply September 6, 2007 at 19:32
Started September 5, 2007 at 22:22
I am 7 weeks post op from breast cancer (3rd time around ) and have had reconstructive surgery. I am due to start chemo on 17th Sept and have just been told I have MRSA in the wound on my back. Needless to say I am very annoyed. I thought I had everything covered during my stay in hospital. The nurses were very good, they washed their hands and used the gel provided and so did I.

My back wound did come uncovered during my stay but the consultant did not seem worried. I was though and asked for it to be re-dressed. I was discharged from hospital 6 days after my op. This was a Monday and I was due back in clinic on the Friday. During this time I did not see a district nurse.

My dressings were changed in clinic and I had fluid drained from my back. I returned to clinic the following week and the process was repeated. I approached my local health centre during the 2nd week as my dressings had come adrift. The nurse asked if the district nurse was coming and I said no.
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mrsa
Posted by Carmen
Last Reply September 6, 2007 at 07:16
Started September 6, 2007 at 02:20
My 15yr old son was just diagnosed with mrsa. I recently gave birth to my daughter who is 1month old. I also noticed a spot on my inner leg and it looks just like what my son has. I am currently breasfeeding and I'm scared to death that I will pass this on to my daughter. I'm not sure if I should quit breastfeeding. What are the symptoms in an infant if they were to contract mrsa?

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