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sick mother-in-law
Started by Vickey
Posted: April 3, 2018 at 23:09
Hi, I don't know if anyone has information on this but my m-I-l is very sick in the hospital. She is 86 and is very weak with high potassium and low hemoglobin. She is coughing up white fluid from her lungs which doctors don't seem to know or aren't saying what it is.
She now has open sores from her knees down and her limbs are swollen to twice there normal signs. Yesterday they advised us that she now has MRSA. Is this infection fixable. Her husband died of a staff infection ( I don't know what kind) a couple of years ago and I am very worried about her.
Any info would be helpful.
Re: sick mother-in-law
Reply #1 by Bob Anderson
Posted: April 4, 2018 at 05:33
Vickey -

Thoughts and prayers are with you but she is in the hospital where the standard of care rules and antibiotics are becoming only marginally effective against hospital-acquired MRSA these days so it's hard to be very encouraging. It is good she has someone who loves her and is concerned for her. Sometimes that's the best medicine.

Good luck to you both.

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