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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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Not being told you have MRSA
Posted by Christine
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 12:58
Started March 24, 2006 at 08:45
My brother has just been told that he has MRSA. It appears that it was known that he had the infection in February, but no one told him and he has not been treated for it. He is a paraplegic and has had bed sores for a long time, but one is now very bad and as a result he was hospitalised yesterday. Is it normal practice not to treat someone diagnosed with MRSA until something horrible happens to them, or has there been some sort of negligence on the part of his local health authority?

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community mrsa
Posted by mrsa mummy
Last Reply March 24, 2006 at 07:35
Started March 23, 2006 at 20:41
I have just found out I have MRSA 'colonisation' on my skin. I am undergoing 'eradication'. I have chronic severe eczema, and apparently contracted MRSA from broken skin. I have broken out 3 times in as many months in huge pus-filled boils and treated with antibiotics unsuccessfully. No one swabbed me until I changed surgeries, and got the MRSA positive result. I have read some people can have MRSA in their blood stream too without being acutely ill. Has anyone else had this experience? Should I insist on having a blood test as well? I have asked, and was told it was not necessary, but they told me that about swabbing too. I have 3 small children and worry they might contract it too. Any suggestions on what to do, or how I got this? I have read community based MRSA can be much more aggressive than hospital based MRSA. Is this true?

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Nichole M.
Posted by D.Reid
Last Reply March 23, 2006 at 01:17
Started March 23, 2006 at 01:17
Nichole Michele,
I've tried sending you emails but my computer isn't sending anything out. If you want, you can send an email to me and I'll respond asap. I would really like to know how you and your father is doing? And if you've heard anything new.
Email me at

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this websites great but
Posted by sue
Last Reply March 22, 2006 at 17:10
Started March 4, 2005
Im not a sufferer of mrsa but I lost my 28 year old sister because of it last year. This website is great... but... every time I come on it there are more and more such heart breaking stories to be told. I think now we should start making some more noise about it !!! get our voices heard more. I feel great after typing away my huge frustrations about mrsa but we need to do more about it - make more impact... anyone with me ?? It would make me feel so much better knowing Im doing something to help as Im sure it would most people on this website. !!! I wanna do something for my sis... shes not here to fight anymore.

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My Father and the NHS
Posted by Jon
Last Reply March 22, 2006 at 17:01
Started March 20, 2006 at 08:02
My father was diagnosed with bial duct cancer a month ago. He was told on 3 ocassions he was to have his operation only for it to be cancelled. After the last cancellation he was told he could go home. He was mentally and physically exhausted. He was also sent home without any advice or concern over how he would change his bag that collected his bile. In fact he was ent home to my mother, a woman who is classed as disabled!

The week later he was called in for his op. He went thru the operation and we were suprised to find him sat up in his chair. HE WAS AN INCREDIBLY STRONG MAN. He was so bouyed up by the fact that he had overcome the setbacks and had survived the operation. Friday afternoon we were told he had developed MRSA. Sat morn he was dead after the nurses told us it was inhumane to keep the oxygen mask on him any more.

I have a strong suspicion that the "facts" about MRSA being the hybrid of our ever increasing advances over the years in the treatment of patients with... read more

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