Monday, June 7, 2010
Next photo she unwraps and now there is new incision and rubber-looking drainage plug-ins. (Yes, that's the technical word.) (I'm sure my nurse-blogees will correct me.)
She sat in front of me, poking it. I showed my dismay. She said they told her to push the palm and move the fingers. Sooo, since we would later learn she had MRSA (spread by skin to skin touch, especially any small scratch opening to internal system)
MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. That is a super bug that we humans have made thanks to our ignorance about antibiotics. It can stand for any staph infection that can't be stopped by our current antibiotics . It very often is picked up in hospitals, like where Angie first went with her finger cut and they stitched it up after making her wait for hours with only paper towels she had to wrap around the blood-gushing finger!
You can read more about MRSA from the Mayo Clinic here.
As of this date, Angie is still in hospital and sounds terrible. Just cleaning a vase one minute...now a condition without a cure that may return again and again...breaks my heart.