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Posted by amber
Last Reply April 5, 2006 at 07:47
Started March 26, 2006 at 08:34
Ive posted my worries on other sites, but thought idvpost goes:I posted my concern on here awhile back, Im due for my c-section next week..Im scared so badly that something will happen.I know its all the sad stories I read, but then I also realize its serious..I was dianosed 1 1/2 yr ago..its ca-mrsa , had a spider bite on my leg that got as big as a baseball..hurt so bad, i finally broke down and went to the dr. He drained it, and told me he was swabbing it and id have the results in 2 days. When the results came back, it was MRSA. Well 6 months later had another bump right across from where the other was..same thing, lanced, drained, and packed..sent home on bactrim(sp) antibioctics.. Well now im just real afraid what could go on after my c-section. My dr knows about the mrsa, she says she will take all precautions, and if she even suspects an infection, the antibioctics(sp0 will be given..also says that the bactro cream will help me incision heal.
Should I worry... read more

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Antibiotics by I.V.
Posted by Diane
Last Reply April 3, 2006 at 19:35
Started April 3, 2006 at 19:35
Has anyone had antibiotics for MRSA given intravenously? I may have to if my current antibiotics don't work. I don't feel too bad, just slightly feverish and on the verge of having flu all the time, but would I just be lying on a hospital bed all day for weeks or months? Does the tube come out to let you walk around, take a shower, etc? Or would the antibiotics make me feel so ill I wouldn't be able to anyway?
I would really appreciate any info on this.

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Posted by jim
Last Reply April 3, 2006 at 11:25
Started March 23, 2006 at 01:10
my son got a HA-infection after ortho surgery,on his labs it says that the infection is resistant to ampicillin and penicillin does this mean his staph infection is mrsa?

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looking for info
Posted by judy
Last Reply April 3, 2006 at 11:20
Started March 28, 2006 at 19:34
I had surgery on my arm for a spider bite in sept.,2005 contracted mrsa staph infection .treated w/ vacomycen i.v . I was released from the D.R all clear but in 4 mo. had aboil on breast which became MRSA posative again. Once you have had MRSA STAPH are you more suseptable in the future??

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Posted by Dave
Last Reply April 2, 2006 at 15:01
Started April 2, 2006 at 15:01

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Medical Records
Posted by nagt
Last Reply April 2, 2006 at 03:21
Started April 2, 2006 at 03:21
My mother is currently in the hospital - she was admitted 4 weeks ago and up until she was moved to a Rehab unit 1.5 weeks ago was doing good and progressing. She has COPD along with CHF and needed the rehad to help build her strength. She has become increasingly confused and disoriented and seems worse now than when she was brought to the rehad. She is also unable to eat and the doctor is prepared to insert a feeding tube. They found the MRSA bacteria but said she was only a carrier and did not have the symtoms of the infection. I don't understand this but I am increasingly concerned about the MRSA based on what I have been reading - I need help regarding her medical records. I am in Georgia, USA. Once I get her medical records how do I proceed. I'm worried that the hospital is not approaching this with the seriousness it deserves.

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Posted by Dave
Last Reply April 1, 2006 at 23:38
Started March 31, 2006 at 19:29
I have not posted on here for some time, therefore I am not sure if this airborne method of MRSA infection has been noted...please click the link.

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Bugs away
Posted by Carole
Last Reply March 31, 2006 at 14:47
Started March 31, 2006 at 14:03
Does anyone know if this solution really kills MRSA?(Bugs Away) and if it does why on earth do hospitals not use it? Surely a company cannot make such a claim without the health dept making it public knowledge?

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More News
Posted by GUJ
Last Reply March 31, 2006 at 14:46
Started March 31, 2006 at 14:17
Hi All
Just another update on whats going on....take a gander here.

Take Care All

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mrsa on furniture
Posted by vik
Last Reply March 30, 2006 at 19:32
Started March 30, 2006 at 19:32
i want to know if my grans furniture is carring the bug, she has died now and i wanted to clear the house is it ok to sell and donate. i am worried about this as i dont want to spead nothing please help me

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Posted by lorraine
Last Reply March 28, 2006 at 23:41
Started March 28, 2006 at 23:41
I contracted MRSA when I had to have a hernia op.I have had 4 major operations to my stomach (upper and lower areas)over a 3 year period and am currently persuing this with a lawyer. Can anyone tell me if they have joint pain, prolonged tiredness, anemia, feelings of hopelesness etc. I am 46 and have a young daughter. I have also gained 4 stones in weight and have had to get a blood transfusion because of a low blood count, Do you think that these syptoms are related to MRSA.

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ca-mrsa can you catch from pets
Posted by kt
Last Reply March 28, 2006 at 12:59
Started March 28, 2006 at 04:45
I was told the 2 are the same. Does anyone know if you can catch this from a cat?? My Dr. said no.

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Posted by linda
Last Reply March 27, 2006 at 01:56
Started March 27, 2006 at 01:56
how long can this mrsa live on contaminated belongings. i am steralizing and have children.

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Posted by GUJ
Last Reply March 25, 2006 at 09:13
Started March 1, 2006 at 10:52
Hi everybody
Yet another update on whats happening in the case of my dad.
I wrote to Tony Blair last week,regarding the `crime`that
the hospital committed re the DC.Had a letter from the Chief Exec via my local MP....He`s arranging a meeting etc
His exact words to the MP were...`as your constituant
BELIEVES his father died of mrsa`!!!!
What a cock!!!!....its on my dads DC that he died of mrsa septicemia.
Do the Trusts really believe that Joe Public are all a bunch of idiots???
Oh well,must dash,I have the police to go and hassle again now!!!
Take care all

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Posted by MICHELLE
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 21:38
Started March 9, 2006 at 16:47
Has anyone had any experince with someone who has refused any more medication for the treatment of MRSA ?? My Dad has just come home from hospital because he literly cant take any more we think he is very depressed ,he has no use of one arm and says he just wants to die he cant go on anymore ?? Please if anyone has any help

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Posted by GUJ
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 19:14
Started March 24, 2006 at 14:15
Hi All
Just wondering how many people on here have NOT had the true cause of death put on their loved ones DC`s??
I believe that many DC`s are `fudged`by the hospitals in an attempt to disguise the figures of MRSA statistics.
I wonder how the police and government would cope if hundreds of people were to report this as a crime???
Just food for thought!!!!!
Take care all

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Overcrowding = more MRSA
Posted by Vigilair
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 18:51
Started March 24, 2006 at 18:51
Northern Ireland study from University of Ulster correlates high ward occupancy use with greater risk of contracting MRSA.
Study says that many hospitals are above the occupancy rate guidelines issued by the UK government. More info @ and

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over 2000 jobs cut
Posted by Bev
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 17:16
Started March 23, 2006 at 08:46
anounced today was the royal free and st marys sidcup they are cutting jobs on the front line yet the DOH would have us belive this is all in the good of patient care ? duh but scuse me no staff less beds how is that good for patient care and improvement
when are they going to get it thru their thick skulls that the job cutting needs to be the managers for managers who do nothing but push a pen around ~ promote targets and actually do zilch for patient care
the ground level staff need increasing not cutting SAVE a tone of money and cut the dead wood managers

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stone walling
Posted by Bev
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 14:05
Started March 15, 2006 at 09:47
Once again the Pennine trust put up the walls of silence.

I have been battling with them now for 2 years 9 months trying to get some answers regarding my mums needless death ~ in the initial complaint PALS themselves were investigated for their handling of my case or rather not handling as there was always every excuse under the sun for not getting back to me etc.

Finally my MP got my case to the HCC because at this point last November Pennine has successfully timed me out at local level ~ the HCC on seeing my case and my explaining cover note recommended this January that the Pennine trust arrange to further meet with me to discuss my ongoing concerns.

Since January I have had to email the complaints dept every week to ask what is the update on a meeting the first excuse was staff sickness, the following week staff on annual leave, week after the ward sister was off sick (there are 2 ward sisters) another excuse was because I hadínt clarified what my concerns were I exp... read more

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Going in for an operation
Posted by Patricia
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 13:08
Started March 22, 2006 at 16:20
Dear All,

I am going in for an operation on my gall bladder in a few weeks time and would like some good practical and realistic advice on how to prepare for going into hospital and what should I and my visitors do whilst I am there. I do not want to catch the MRSA deadly virus!

Any help greatly appreciated, i know there are some experts on this site.


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