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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Infection From Hell

10/31--auto accident. no open wounds
11/1--discovered "lump" above (L) elbow; bruising
11/1-12/10--No problems
12/11--X-Ray of elbow at 10am; 1140pm woke with 101 fever, swelling, reddness, warmth in (L) arm
12/13--See GP. Communications got messed up so no antibiotic
12/14--Began Biaxin
12/16--Pimple developed next to lump. Burst open, white, green, yellow, almost black, fluid that looked like fat sitting on the gravy at Thanksgiving pus came out. ER, admitted. Started on Vanc., Levaquin, Flagyl
12/17--Fever out of control. CT shows significant abscess in arm. Ortho opens it up, cleans out.
12/18--Cultures reveal E.Coli (2 strains), Strep, A C one I forget, MRSA. Ramp up the Vanc. Started Zosyn. Felt a lot better. Fever down. d/c flagyl
12/23--Holy heck, renal failure.
12/23-1/1--Zyvox, Zosyn (d/c after a few days)
1/1--discharged on oral Bactrim
1/4--Abscess returns with fever. Readmit. Zyvox, Invanse, Bactrim oral
(kidneys stable)
1/6--Ortho does second surgery. Finds pockets of pus behind the hard tissue.
1/7-1/17--Culture revealed Nocardia (small hospital, docs shocked) IV antibiotics; feeling ok. Abscess resolved.
1/17--Discharged on IV Invanse; Bactrim PO
1/17-1/29--PIC line issue; fever consistently in 102-103; pulled PIC line (cultures neg.)
1/29--Either from fever, infection, etc deathly ill. Admitted again. Invanse, Zyvox
2/1--Began IV Bactrim; Diflucan (fungus revealed in newest pimple)
2/2--Noticed vision issues.
2/4--Began to see a pattern of the skin eruptions; they are following along the radius. Saw eye doc. Visual fields are severely compromised (from horizontal down, bilaterally) Pupils enlarged, sluggish
TODAY: What do we do?

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am healthy 30 y/o. Any ideas/suggestions (even, cut the arm off or do a handstand for 5 hours a day) are welcome. My doctors and I are kind of reaching the proverbial wall. I know MRSA may be tackled by Nocardia. (The other bacterias I mentioned Im not concerned about---not really MRSA either)

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: Infection From Hell

Greetings! Welcome to the Infectious disease Healthboards! I am sorry you have this infection. I admit I had some in my past that were awful too fungal first as far as I know that lasted a long time but finally left and a bacterial one that lasted a long time and spread on the skin and finally went away so don't give up trying.

I did many things for it. I ate nutritious foods some raw some cooked without additives. A lot of the food was unboxed, packaged or canned. I used a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes and nuts. I especially used more limes, grapefruit, oranges, kiwis, garlic, and onions. I sometimes used foods for certain areas of the body I thought did not feel well and juiced vegetables and fruits. I tried to keep a schedule of meals 5 hours apart with the last meal but light, a peice of bread and a piece of fruit.

I tried to drink between 6-10 glasses of water every day for every 100 pounds body weight.

I tried to walk a few minutes after meals daily and an hour in addition to this in sunshine and fresh air.

I washed all produce to take pesticides off. I avoided sugar which feeds germs. I avoid cheese, vinegar, ketchup, mayonnaise, alcohol, tobacco.

I tried to get more rest or sleep at least 8 hours and sometimes more going to bed at the same time each night at least 2 hours before midnight most of the time.

I took a daily bath and changed to clean clothes. I brushed the teeth every night before bed and sometimes more often. I learned that flouride can cause cancer and stopped its use. Natural materials were suggested for clothes. Borax was added to natural soap for laundry. Socks were changed somtimes twice a day to help keep them drier. Clothes were ironed to help keep down bacteria. Skin was otherwise kept dry except for dishes, cleaning or treatment. The house was cleaned often.

I used Tea tree oil losenges, did hydrotherapy, ocean therapy (some germs like salt), steam activated charcoal poultices on the terrible eruption which seemed to help pull the pus out of it. I consulted more than one regular doctor of various types. I used an antibiotic which did not help and I felt had very bad side effects. I used a cream they prescribed which I felt helped a little while and then it flared up again. I took herbs from a naturopath, used natural herbs, natural creams, natural soaps and normal shampoos for the normal skin and hair avoided the use of many chemicals. I used normal saline eyedrops and tried to keep my hands off my face. (sometimes I would rub or touch it without thinking) Hand washing was after toileting, contamination or before treatment. I still feel the natural therapies did far more good in heaing than the regular medicine although it can have its place in diagnostics. I tried to learn all I could about the body and its organs and its workings, even chemistry and the decided it came down to not all that but what we are doing with ourselves and our exposures. When all is said and done you can do what you wish and do all of it (not all at the same time), some of it or none of it. I also try to help others and look for their benefit and happiness. Peace, sjb

 
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If you are in a small town, since you mentioned small hospital, I would go immediately to a large university setting infectious disease specialist. I would be concerned about the infection spreading to the brain with the visual field defects and pupils being abnormal. This could be quite serious. An MRI of brain would be helpful, and perhaps an ultrasound of arm to look for remaining pockets of infection. Another test that may be useful is a gallium scan, that can show up areas of infection in the body. The eye symptoms are particularly concerning and you need the best of care possible.

 
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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Wow! That's literally the most bizarre and horrible thing I've heard in a long time. I'm so sorry you're going through this! Check out Allimed, it saved my life in '06 by defeating my own infection of MRSA which would have ended my life early '07. Allimed is derived naturally from garlic and behaves like an antibiotic but it kills MRSA and other bacterial monstrocities in ways they are unable to defend against.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:42 AM   #5
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I was doing research online for my daughter who supposedly has MRSA.. I found a honey called manuka honey. It has been known to kill MRSA. Many amazing stories online about it. I've order a tube to see how it well it works and in case this comes back and the antibiotics don't work. You can also take it in regular honey form, which also has amazing healing benefits. Good luck!

 
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