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mrsa meningitis
Started by michelle
Posted: March 31, 2009 at 16:01
my five week old son has mrsa related meningitis. has anyone ever heard of this or recovered from it?
Re: mrsa meningitis
Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: March 31, 2009 at 17:52
Michelle -

Was your infant son circumcised before he was released home from hospital?

Infections are usually minor and local, but sometimes they have led to urinary tract infection, life-threatening systemic infections, meningitis, or death. (Sorry to write this, but it is fact.)

Staphylococcal infections are a growing problem in hospitals for any operation, and MSSA/MRSA has affected neonatal nurseries.

Meningitis is inflammation of the membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord. Most common causes are infection. Antibiotics can treat meningitis caused by bacteria.

Is he currently in hospital? What is his treatment protocol?

Re: mrsa meningitis
Reply #2 by michelle
Posted: March 31, 2009 at 21:51
yes he is in the childrens hospital. he is on IV vanc all day long. it was really scary because his fever never got over 99.9 and he didnt really show amlot of sign of being ill. yes he was circumsised in the hospital. he is a premie and was in the NICU for almost a month
Re: mrsa meningitis
Reply #3 by Nancy R
Posted: March 31, 2009 at 23:23

I cannot imagine how frightened you must be. I will pray for your son. This is absolutely horrible. I have no personal knowledge of any baby with this particular condition. Meningitis is bad enough.
Re: mrsa meningitis
Reply #4 by michelle
Posted: April 1, 2009 at 17:57
Thank you. his name is Damen and he is doing much better now.
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