Re: Recently diagnosed with MRSA
Let me inform you of my sons situation. Here is his historywith MRSA:
CHIEF COMPLAINT: Status post right canal down Tympanomastoidectomy September 18, 2003, complaining of right otorrhea.. Status post right tympanomastoidectomy with ossicular chain reconstruction using an implant between the malleus handle and stapes footplate March 4, 2004. Cultures taken on July 27, 200, revealed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. He was started on intravenous Vancomycin and developed a severe allergic reaction. He had received steroids, chlorpheniramine and epinephrine in the emergency room.Was in the hospital for 4 days. Allergic reaction has settled down. Status post right canal down tympanomastoidectomy with removal of the middle ear prosthesis. Intraoperative findings revealed chronic mastoiditis with questionable osteomyelitis. Intraoperative cultures revealed methicillin-resistar Staphylococcus aureus. October 7, 2004. Cultures done on October 27, 2004 revealed no evidence of staph aureus.
SYMPTOM HISTORY: Fifteen-year,-old gentleman who continues to have right purulent otorrhea with mild otalgia.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: Examination of the right mastoid cavity revealed extensive purulence. Culture: were taken. Extensive granulation tissue was noted in the posterior mastoid cavity. Silver nitrate cauterization with excision was performed. Examination of the left ear canal, eardrum, nasal cavity, ora cavity, oropharynx and neck was unremarkable. There is no evidence of nystagmus, facial hypesthesia or facial weakness.
ASSESSMENT/PLAN: I recommended a CAT scan of the temporal bone. I also suggested consultation with infectious diseases. Re-evaluation suggested after imaging.
Electronically Signed by: MD on Tuesday,
After this visit, My son has gotten MRSA again. The last surgery that they did, they had totake part of his skull onthe backside of the brain. It was fully infected with MRSA. Now he is looking at, having MRSA again, that it might get into the brian.If this occurs, they will have to take that part of the brain out. My son is at the point right now, where is has had enough. My Infectious Disease Dr. called me and said that there might not be any antibiotic that he can take to sure this, because it is not working. There is a chance if they can't something, He could die from this.
So, please get everything checked out.
They are doing a CAT scan on THursday. This will show if the bone is infected again. What parts of the bone he has left. So, they have to be missing something. Because it keeps coming back.
My prayers are with each and everyone of you that are fighting this Super Bug.