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Comment from: NurseMary, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 28

A relative was diagnosed with MRSA approximately 2 years ago after sinus surgery. He is allergic to all of the "cillins" and incidentally has Crohn's Disease. He was first given intravenous Vancomycin which was starting to be effective, but the doctor said he had reached the maximum dose and although he begged to continue the treatment, the patient was discharged from the hospital. Later a PIC line was inserted, so that more Vancomycin could be administered. The patient was at home and the PIC line was monitored by a visiting nurse. The nurse inadvertently bandaged the end of the PIC line over an open MRSA lesion and the line had to be immediately discontinued. Other medications tried were Linezolid and Rifampin, both ineffective. Recently he was found to be infected with other bacteria - serratia liquefaciens. He now has numerous open, oozing sores and cellulitis on his arms and legs. He is at this time receiving only palliative narcotic therapy. The frontal sinus where the infection began appears to have collapsed. He has frequent episodes of psychosis - I am not sure if the psychosis is caused by the disease or the narcotics. I am afraid his prognosis is extremely poor. (I am an RN, retired 15 years ago.)

Comment from: Miller, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 19

A friend had open heart surgery went home after rehab but became sick at stomach plus her legs were in pain. She is back in hospital after vomiting blood which only happened once but she has gone through all kinds of test and found nothing but yet she was diagnosed with MRSA. She is still vomiting up her food.

Comment from: sailinsarabay, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 23

My 3-year-old grandson had a large pimple-looking area in his groin area. It came to a head and started to drain. His father took him to his doctor and was told it was MRSA and started him on two different antibiotics. I work in the eldercare business and do not want to pass it on to any clients.

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