Update on hubby's MRSA

  1. The first of the week, they did another culture. Results today indicate it's even worse, so after a series of blood tests are taken, we will be doing the BID IV Vancomycin. What a thrill. He's taking it better than I am. His poor hands look just awful. They are still letting him work but he has to do the Michael Jackson look with the one glove. The first culture indicated it could possibly be cured with PO Levaquin but it's now 4+ instead of 3+. Oh well, such is life. I'll start the IV on him this weekend and we'll do the treatments around our work schedule. I don't know if I can use this phrase on here or not, so if I can't bleep me out but this really SUCKS!!!!!!! Just thought I'd get this off my chest. Thanks for listening!
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Dazedgiggle
    I'm so sorry for what's happening to you and your husband.....but let me tell you, after your first post I've become MUCH more careful with my precaution patients! I used to be a little lax, I'll admit, like not really gearing up when I knew I'd only be in there a couple of minutes. Never really thought I could get it. I truly hope everything works out for you too!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    OH Duckie this has been one rough year for you. I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts. I hope he will heal completely...hang in there!
  5. by   oramar
    Keep us posted, ever since I read your original post I have been worrying. Worrying about you and him. I did not respond at that time because everyone else had so many good things to say. However I have been thinking about it.
  6. by   BadBird
    Dear Duckie and Husband,

    So sorry to hear of your trouble, I sure do hope this round of antibiotics works.
  7. by   ptnurse
    So sorry to hear that Mr. Duckie is still sick. Hope he is better soon.
  8. by   karenG
    oh Duckie, so sorry. was wondering what was happening with Mr Duckie. hope he is better soon.

    Karen
  9. by   oramar
    I want to add that if I had an infection of the hand I think that wearing a glove over it would be intolerable.
  10. by   Jenny P
    Duckie, I'll be keeping you 2 in my prayers for now. You didn't mention how you are doing, though. Are you better too?

    This really makes me wonder why Occ. Health wants me to care for MRSA patients when my DH's doc wrote a prescription that he didn't want me to (DH is immuno-suppressed from his M.S. meds) . So far it has not been a problem staffing wise; my co-workers are very understanding and I haven't had to do isolation since DH's doc said this.
    Last edit by Jenny P on Nov 20, '02
  11. by   Tweety
    Thanks for sharing. Good luck to hubby!
  12. by   hapeewendy
    sending positive thoughts and healing hopes your way.... its a pain thats for sure , I'm hoping mr duckie gets better soon and that you can finally step back and take a breath and relax!
    keep us posted, thinkin of ya!
    and Jenny - my dear sweet friend I'm glad you have support from your co workers, I know what its like to be immunosuppressed and ur dear hubby doesnt need anything else on his plate, just as you dont need anything else on yours *hugs etc*
  13. by   duckie
    Thank you all for your words of kindness. This is really a trying time here. I think we must have done something pretty good to make the devil this mad at us! I know in time it will get better but his poor hands look so sore. The bad part of all this is, we haven't had any known cases of MRSA in our facility for quite some time and another girl had it in her finger recently so something tells me we're in for a bunch of these cases till we find out who has it. The carrier may not even have the symptoms of infection. Even the most careful person cannot fight what they don't know about. My lungs are still pretty shaky but getting better, am using breathing treatments QID. Wearing the glove on his hand is driving him crazy, it just keeps everything moist and draining. He is wearing a cotton glove, covered by a vinyl one. I pray this IV Vanc. works. I found out that he really trusts me as a nurse, said he didn't mind if I stuck him. He's the bestest hubby ever, please continue to keep him in your prayers. Thank you all for caring.
  14. by   warrior woman
    Hey kiddo. I know this sucks, but I figure with you in his corner, Jimmy can only get better!! This is just another test that has been presented to you. Just remember that okay? The IV Vanc will SURELY knock this out once and for all, so quit worrying you hear? Love ya pal!:kiss Warrior Woman.

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