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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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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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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?


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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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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

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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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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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Severe Muscle cramps
Posted by Michelle
Last Reply September 4, 2007 at 20:47
Started September 3, 2007 at 22:42
Seven years ago I contractd MRSA not knowing left hospital.
I then ended up paralysed after an abcsess on my spine crumpled 4 of my vertabrae and my blood was 69% infected.
It took me seven months and to pay private to convince doctors that there was something wrong with me. I had gained 5 stone in weight and was drowning in my own waste fluid. Ended up having to pay private to get someone to listen to me, got rushed into hospitalunderwnet 8 hour op to get rib of abcess and had a titanium bracket put in to stop my spine collasping. Thankfully after 12 weeks in hosptial I did regain feeling in legs and can now walk short distances, but in a lot of pain. Sorry this is so long but it is a short version of what I went through. I have now started with synptoms similiar what I had before,
constant sweating, blinding headaches, ben sick, but my main concern is severe muscle cramps that get unbearable. Now I have noticed a small inflamed spot on my back near my spine. Very frighte... read more

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MRSA decollonisation
Posted by douglas macdoanld
Last Reply September 4, 2007 at 17:19
Started September 3, 2007 at 18:15
Does anybody know where I can buy mrsa decollonisation products & the manufacturers names.

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Posted by Annie Evans
Last Reply September 4, 2007 at 14:12
Started August 15, 2007 at 16:27
i just want to say i applaud the person who is goin to do a programme on c diff,i myself lost my husband to mrsa last year,and i feel that i have to act now in his memeory,,,i am trying to set a website up where i would like all comments off your dealings with this dreadful and heartbreaking desease,i need all the help i can get,only yestercay in my local paper another man lost his dearly loved wife.
If anyone wants to help me in this fight we have with the hospitals,so they can open their eyes to what is happening,please feel free to leave me a reply,and i will send you my email addy,and can add all comments to the site,eg,,drugs what were being prescibed,,treatment off any,and most off all,what the hospital itself had to say,did they admit to the mrsa or c diff,after 12 months they still havent said to me that it was such thing.
Please help me and others,its time we stood up for our loved ones,who we have lost or who are suffering now.
Thank you for taking time to read this,ple... read more

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mrsa -the truth
Posted by James
Last Reply September 3, 2007 at 14:47
Started August 26, 2007 at 11:30
My father in law had a successful operation for bowel cancer,unfortunately he died a couple of years later after catching MRSA in hospital.On the death certificate they put malnutrition caused by depression.He was never depressed just a bit down because of the infection.The hospital even contacted my mother in law the week of her husbands funeral asking for money for the food that he was supposed to have whilst he was in hospital.Every day my wife had to go into his room at the hospital and clean it, the bins in his room were full of blood stained bandages and the staff didnt seem to care.Has the NHS given up? My wife works as a housekeeper in a baby unit and the unit is spotless, why cant all the hospital be the same.

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Posted by claire
Last Reply September 2, 2007 at 16:22
Started August 29, 2007 at 20:02
When my son was born two and a half years ago the nurses told me he had an infection but it was fine. Four weeks later my son developed a heavy cold so we took him to the hospital. The nurses told me he had mrsa when he was born but me and my husband wasn't aware of this. We went to the hospital today 29.08.2007. for an appointment on my sons leg and the doctor got talking about the mrsa bug. I was wondering if i should be worried about this and how do i know if my son still has mrsa or if it has gone.

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Tattoo's & Piercings.
Posted by Jessica
Last Reply August 31, 2007 at 14:47
Started August 29, 2007 at 05:40
I am 17. I was just recently diagnosed with MRSA. I am on my 2nd antibiotic. After my sores have cleared up, is it possible, [as long as I go to a sterile, clean & respectable place], for me to get more tattoes and/or piercigs?. I already have a few, hell, that may even be how I got the MRSA to start with. But all of my piercings and tattoos have successfully healed & are doing fine. I love BodyMods. Is it possible to be able to get more, once I am cleared up and off antibiotics? Please help <3 --Jessica

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Posted by Lisa
Last Reply August 31, 2007 at 01:19
Started July 16, 2004 at 03:06
for MRSA forum USA click here - moderator

Hi, would like to start a new topic for anyone dealing with this issue in the US. I cannot find anything similar for those of us on the other side of the ocean. The descriptions of your hospitals sound appalling - at least we don't have visibly filthy rooms - but we certainly have a lot of invisible filth. My father contracted MRSA during a hospital stay and passed away in December 2003. I was given such insufficient info on MRSA that I began my own search. Our government agencies, etc. don't seem to give much info. Most of the info I've found on the internet has come from the UK so at least you are talking about it in the media and in citizen groups. My best to all of you from Florida.

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