**MRSA++

Debe Pendice
By Debe Pendice Latest Reply 2009-08-24 16:36:51 -0500
Started 2008-11-10 02:15:24 -0600

Has anyone had this?


12 replies

momoftype1
momoftype1 2008-11-11 22:36:21 -0600 Report

Debe,

I am sorry that you had to go through this. I work with school districts and have heard of multiple cases which have resulted in everything(I mean everyhting) being washed down with a special antiMRSA wash before allowing students back in-this includes lockers, floors, desks, and even the school buses.

I also had one of my co-workers get it in her stomach near her waistband and they beleive she just scratched herself and had some bacteria under her fingernails. It is scary. She ended up hospitalized for 5-6 days and quarantined at home for another 5 days. I am glad to hear that you are ok, and a shame that it was medical professionals failure to take sterile precautions to prevent this and keep you safe.

Dawn

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-11 12:01:09 -0600 Report

I am so afraid of this and staph infections. I am a fanatic about being clean, washing hands, using antibacterial stuff. I use a paper towel to open the door in a public restroom then throwing the towel away. Hoefully I get out the door before it closes.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-11 06:01:54 -0600 Report

Staph aureus is a germ (bacteria) usually found on a person's skin or in the nose or saliva. It may cause infection on broken skin or in wounds. Methicillin is a type of antibiotic used to treat infections caused by Staph aureua. If Staph aureua is resistant to methicillin, it is called methicillin resistant Staph aureus(MRSA). This means that methicillin is not able to kill the germs. If someone has MRSA infections, there are stronger antibiotics that are usually successful in treating the infection…Thanks Debe

Avera
Avera 2008-11-10 23:22:52 -0600 Report

Not me,,,,but I have a diabetic friend who just got over it. It took over two months to get his under control.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-10 02:27:07 -0600 Report

I got this while tring to do peritaonel dialysis. I was on my 2nd week of learning to do home dialysis. I was bleeding at the site.(stomach) The MD came in to check it. He opened the dressing and I said, Aren't you going to put on a mask? He said no I'm a MD. I said that that mean your breath is sterile that your breathing into my open wound. After that he proceded to put back the same bloody dressing. When the nurse came over to discharge me, I said he put the same discussing dressing back on me? Is he crazy? She removed the dressing and replaced it with a new one. Needless to say 2 days later I was so sick. My tempature was 104 and I was lethargic. I ended upo in the ED. I was admitted and they had no clue what was wrong with me. I mean when I tell you I was sick, I was sick. A few day later they were moving me to a private room and all these infectious diease MD were coming in and told me I had MRSA. I had to be protected from the public. Everyone was masked and gown so I couldn't get their infections. I had extensive IV therapy and sent home. I am clear now, but MRSA will always be in my system. I alway have to let them know I had MRSA and need a private room, unless I'm in a room with another patient with it. So far I never been in a room with any other patients. Be careful everyone and continueously wash those hands…Debe

Sally Thomas
Sally Thomas 2009-08-24 16:36:51 -0500 Report

MRSA is terrible to for the "normal" individual. For those with diabetese it is a grueling, "evil" virus that is very very difficult to control and destroy. I had MRSA, was in the hospital for 14 days with a vanco iv and then sent home. 3 months later back in the hospital-it had moved and attached to my heart valves. 28 days of iv meds and finally it was gone. MRSA is very, very bad stuff!!