OK, so most people with CF know about the guidelnes for while your in hospital, with regards to cross-infection.
1.You shall not go into another patients room.
2.You shall not go to the canteen together.
3.If you just HAVE to talk, then you must be 5ft away.
At our hospital, this is taken as the law, and is inforced as such (nurses with stern faces are scarey, let me tell you.)
Generally I stick to this.
On Monday though, I should be starting IV's provided they can find me a bed, The weird things going to be, that my brother is in at the moment and will be till next Wednesday.
Will the cross-infection laws count in the case of brother and sister? We never have the same bugs, he hasn't had psudomonas in years, and yet I've been colonized for 3 years. We meet outside the hospital, and when I'm at my mum's, I spend a bit of time in his tiny cramped box room with him playing on the computer.
The hospital have gone on a rant parade in the past, when I've been stood talking to some of my mates (who I also regularly meet outside the hospital also). So, do you think they will be the same about my brother?
If they aren't the same. At least the first few days in, will be quite easy sailing. Although, it does mean my mum will probably visit me along with my brother. She goes up nearly everyday when he's in. I usually manage to only have paul and his mum as visitor's when I'm in on my own, which suits me much better.
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Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild liver cirrohsis, mild osteopenia. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Flucloxacillin, Vitamins A,D+E, Tobi nebuliser, Serevent, Salbutamol, Sertraline, Odansetron, Nefopam, Ciprofloxacin, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Omeprazole.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since 11th Nov 05