... thought it was MRSA. Treated with cipro and foot cream. Went to dermatologist and no change except cream. Been to infectious disease, nothing wrong, back to a different derm and no change really. have had circulation test done and all is well. biopsy also negagtive. feet still not healed up. Could this all be coming from this medicine. I and the doctor have ruled out about every other thing. Help wife is going nuts
I'm going to try the best i can to help you. I'll share my personal experience and what I've learned along the way since my diagnosis. I was admitted to a local hospital for a mild asthma attack, after many errors, lies,improper treatment (s), violation of my HIPPA rights,etc, I was administered medications that I later learned were non-compatible & the doses were above the FDA guideline,(when co-administered and also, some were just no-compatible)as a result my brain was deprived of oxygen (anoxia) this caused a stroke in my occipital lobe and I was in a coma for 8 days. To condense an extremely long circumstance, I awoken after the 8 days in a coma and was told I has MRSA on my lungs, MRSA begins on the outside of ones body and if left untreated it can spread internally. Without any doubt I developed the MRSA due to the administration of a contaminated breathing tube/and or a contaminated vial of Diprivan that was recalled for patients developing "bacterial sepsis" After over 2 wks in ICU and over 3 wks in the hospital I was discharged; I was disoriented, confused, my pupils were severely dilated, my right eye was rolled back in my head; It was a struggle to ambulate, talk, etc. Approx 3 wks after my discharge a neuro-ophthalmologist informed me that after I was administered 3 CNS depressants,it caused a respiratory failure,my brain was deprived of 100% oxygen and it caused a stroke in my occipital lobe which has led to optical atrophy; I'll never regain my vision in that eye. That eye also doesn't dilate/constrict/react to light... and causes severe diplopia in bright light. This whole experience changed my life in an endless lists of ways, including trying to survive now financially on disability. The anoxic brain injury damaged my nerve cells that control our pain responses, so it's affected me drastically, my brain reads pain more intensely, backwards , sends false positives and overall I've been left to just feel "sick" everyday. I try to live my life w/my chin up but someday's its very hard. Honestly, since this all happened to me, I haven't even had one day or even one hour that I've felt even somewhat "normal" again. I'm only in my mid-thirties and I feel a lot older before my time. Since this occurance, less than 2 yrs ago, I'm always put in isolation during any hospital stay due to being MRSA positive, in the past. I was treated w/ IV antibiotics various times and discharged w/ an oral medication which cost about $2000.00/ for 14 pills. MRSA is difficult to treat because it's infectious make up is resistant to many medications,although it's often abbreviated it does stand for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (which is self-explanatory for the problems it caused with being treated w/ such any popular antibiotic) If you're worried about your wife having MRSA I suggest checking her skin for outward signs; if she's quite frequently outside or works w/ sick people, I'd check her skin regularly because, my case is quite unheard of, I'd say about close to 95% of anyone diagnosed w/ MRSA had signs of it on their legs which is quite common, first, most staph infections seem to begin on legs and itch, and often destroy the surrounding skin in many ways, including the development of a "sunken sore" that looks very discolored, painful, and it appears as though it's "eating away at your skin" If you or your wife have been in contact w/someone positive for MRSA and/or if you have any signs... my advice: get checked ASAP to avoid it spreading internally. But most importantly always remember that you're getting advice from a lady in her mid-thirties whom was diagnosed w/ MRSA on my lungs and it never appeared outside of my body and I was treated for it and I'm healthy (as far as the MRSA is concerned) now I just have to deal w/ recovering from a stroke, blindness thats permanent, severe pain issues, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, a damaged vestibular system, a damaged CNS, short-term memory problems, problems spelling; and I could go on and on. But there's a light at the end of every tunnel, I'm thankful that I'm still alive to see my only child graduate in just a few more weeks!!! Good luck to you & your wife!!!
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