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Old 12-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good afternoon I just joined this forum and really would like some feedback. My Maltese has MRSA. He has been on antibiotics for the last 3 weeks and we have another appt. with Vet today. Has anyone here ever had to deal with this.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, I am so sorry that your fluff is going through this . I do not have experience with MRSA in animals, but my brother almost lost his life to it a few years ago. He was young, perfectly healthy and then it attacked. I don't mean to alarm you, but I do want you to understand the severity of it. It is highly contagious, so I hope that you and your family are using strong infection control procedures. We were VERY fortunate and my brother made a full recovery but did end up needing very intensive care. Please keep us posted on how things are going for you guys.

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for responding. Yes I am aware of all of the implications that this may have. My husband (who passed 3 years ago) contacted it while going through chemo. I must say I have not take as much precaution as I should because Kriket sleeps with me. The vet says she thinks it is confined to his system but she cannot guarantee that I won't get it. So sorry about your brother.
Out of 17 antibiotics they tested he was resistant to 9 of them.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I heard that Oil of organo is great for killing infections........... Sorry to hear about Kriket! and welcome to SP
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome to SM. I am sorry about your little one. I have no experience with MRSA , but praying that he/she will recover.Keep us posted please.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to SM!! I don't have any experience with this either. I sure hope he makes a full recovery and that your fine too. Please keep us posted.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to you and Kriket....

Sorry to hear he is sick

Is he seeing a specialist? This may require IV antibiotics.....

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome to the group! I am sorry to see that your little once has MRSA, I hope he recovers soon.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome, and I hope Kriket gets well soon, I don't have any advice to offer thou. I'm so sorry for your loss as well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am so sorry you are having to deal with this....hugs to you both...

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