Saturday, August 23, 2008

Argh.....

Two words.....

Staph Infection

Yup, Rhett has a staph infection in his stoma and around the skin on his G-tube site. I have kept it so clean, I don't know how he got it.

They also tested him for MRSA, but we don't have the results back.

These are the days of our lives. :)

11 comments:

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Oh no! Praying it's not MRSA! :(

Leah said...

Angela's stoma ALWAYS cultured staph, because she's a staph carrier. Honestly, it NEVER once cultured clear. We stopped treating it unless the red area around it started getting wider than 1/2 inch. If you culture her ears, they culture staph. If you culture her nose, it cultures staph. Used to drive me crazy, now I know..it's just her. You still have to watch though, to make sure it doesn't spread. Angela's never spread past affecting her skin. However, when she has surgeries it IS a major concern because it affects her wound healing.

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

Poor guy. Is he feeling crummy? THinking of you guys.

Niksmom said...

Hoping it's not mrsa though probably it's not. g-tube sites are notorious for staph infections; the stomach itself is not sterile and then you add in open wound (b/c that's really what it is)and voila! We spent lots of time w/nik on keflex and using baactroban ointment followed up by calmoseptine ointment. it will diminish with time. as i recall, the first year was hell for us w/nik's stoma.

hang in there!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

HUGS! I hope it's not MRSA. Sometimes these things happen. Don't take it as if you did something wrong. You are doing a great job!

Vaeh's Blog said...

I agree, you did everything you were supposed to & its not your fault!

Praying that it comes back negative for MRSA!

Michelle said...

Darn it, Pam. I'm sorry - praying that he's well soon. Will this change things for Thursday? Thinking of you all! xo

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

will this affect his spine surgery?

hope all gets better!

hey- we are going private ! so leave me a comment with your email so I can add you! thanks!

Heather said...

Zoey has had a few of them.Sometimes no matter how well you take care of the site,it just happens. Hope it clears up fast and we'll pray for negative on the MRSA culture.

My Three Sons said...

How did you find that out? Did he have a rash around it or was he just feeling bad? Seems like over the last few days he was doing so good. Don't beat yourself up over this. His feeding tube is considered a foreign object in his body and you keeping it clean may not of had anything to do with it. I put a special request in at church today so he will have a lot of extra people praying for him. With that said, he is going to get better fast!!!

Take Care,

Kaci

mom2noah said...

I'm sorry to hear about Rhett's infection. I hope it clears quickly. I don't even want to post what I'm thinking about your neighbors....I like you sign idea....maybe you can run a contest on best slogan's to make your neighbors aware how horrible they are being...Hugs, Terry