MRSA VRE looking for Keeper

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   Posted 7/31/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
cool  Thanks for the sites to look on I will be checking them out,  the problem is it seems I was fine when I went in for the surgery.....I have had 3 back surgeries and have gotten MRSA VRE everytime.  I don't believe that it didn't come from the OR especially when you keep your ears open  (I worked in a hospital ER for 15 yrs as a Certified Unit Coordinator aka unit secretary aka secretary) but I learned that infections like MRSA is not just a coninsidence sorry bad speller I guess I will never become an English teacher....LOL sorry got off track.....especially when you hear nurses talking when you are rushed back in for additional surgery to clean out wound my eyes were closed when I got to OR and the nurses must have thought I was asleep since my temperture was rising at an alarming rate and I over heard them saying how I was the 13 case in just the last few days and the OR room was closed down until Infectious control could culture the equipment and the outside organisation I think it was called OCSHA I am sure it is spelled wrong.  That was the first the second one rushed back in next day and heard the nurses whispering about how another OR room had been closed because of an alarming amount of MRSA showing up......they were even cultureing the staff who worked that room in the last couple of days......the third time I was the second person only it caused alot of problems the antibotic goes by how much you weight and your height they went by my weight the day I saw the orthopedic for my pre op appontment 2 weeks before surgery I had lost 20 lbs since that appointment do to not eating and vomting after surgery and the nurses said doctors were informed.  When I got home after a few days on a very harsh antibotic made me horribley ill my liver enzemes were in the critical levels and the antibotics were discontiued by my home health care nurse who had taken it apong her self to get liver enzeme test because the doctor wouldn't listen to her when she said I had all the symptoms of high levels and my husband said I looked slighty yellow to him......he decided not to put me on any other antibotics even thought the cultures said I still had MRSA.....I don't understand doctors sometimes oh hack now a days its all the time they never want to admit to their mistakes.....and anyone can make a mistake.....I think thats why this time I got a lawyer because I don't know if I will get worse in future and that scares me especially since the company my husband works for is family owned (my family)and when he get to old to climb ladders or lift windows and we are talking about windows up to a few hundred lbs we loss that insurance and have only Medicare so I am not looking for some big wind fall or like hitting the lottery its not money to have fun and travel I need enough to pay off my mortagage and credit cards which we use for RXS for me (Chronic pain, 3 back sugeries which didn't work I will probably end up in a wheel chair arthritis from Crohns in hip knees joints  Crohns disease Spinal Stenosis radiculopathy neuropathy anxiety (I wonder why) severe depression infection after infection and they don't know why this is happening (my family doc and he is the greatest oh and now complex seizures)  I want enough money so I have insurance which is half way descent and we can afford no retirement fund my sister didn't offer that but it is a small we will have to live on social security I have no life insurance.....and no savings it was close to 20,000 dollars out of pocket last yr for medical and that was with Medicare and Amerihealth HMO so I am not looking for a free ride I would just like my husband not to have to worry about me anymore I think he has given up enough for me so what is wrong with wanting to be covered in case later on they find out that MRSA and all the other infections my have casued some of my problems if not all.....thanks for listening to me vent BAD DAY don't have much support from family and that hurts I don't mean money I mean just a shoulder to cry on or an ear to bend....I do know there are people worse off then me.....but I have to worry about me and if I ever win the lottery I know of some people worse off and believe me I have a small list and I will help them out because they have been there for me......Thanks again Keeper for the info
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   Posted 7/31/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hospitals are a common source of infection with MSRA. If you have information about an outbreak that was happening while you were under their care, there may be some chance of proving negligence, but it is another problem proving that the MSRA caused financial loss worse than your existing conditions caused or that it caused worsening of your problems. You may have a case, but it might not be all you hope for. I am certainly no lawyer, so I can't offer any useful advice.

On another tack, MSRA is treatable with light (blue or ultraviolet, but sunlight would work as well). It might also help with other infectious problems as well.
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