posted on Dec, 10 2011 @ 12:39 PM
Originally posted by lbndhr
reply to post by Cosmic911
she contacted mrsa from a friend of the family, she had a papercut on her arm. A culture swab was done, its hospital-jail mrsa, the friend of the
family had recently been in jail. She doesn't have pneumonia but 2 the scabby thinks are leaking, she has her own bathroom she stays in her room
Gotcha. As long as she has an open wound and draining, you should continue to utilize some "reasonable" isolation precautions. There can be
significant emotional distress in people who are isolated and it can be very depressing. People who are depressed can have weakened immune systems,
making them more susceptible to opportunistic infections and actually worsen their disease. So, make sure her attitude is good, morale is up, and that
she is well-rested and that her diet/nutrition is adequate.
I'm sure you know all of the following for the meantime, I'd wash linen/towels daily and separate from the rest of the family. Make sure you wash in
Hot water and dry in High heat. Always use gloves when handling linen or her dressings/bandages. When handling her linen make sure you hold them away
from your body to prevent cross-contamination. When cleaning the bathroom you can use a simple solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart water. For
cloth you can use a phenol-containing solution. Make sure you don't miss common items like the phone, door handles, and other surfaces like that.
Once the infection clears up, life will return to normal. But by all means, continue to practice all the good hygene like handwashing and things like
that. I'm sure she will be fine. Please keep us updated.