Friday, January 05, 2007

Staphylococcus Aureus EWWWW!!!!

Looks harmless enough doesn't it. Well I had a lovely chat with my Doctors office today in which they informed me that the reason I have been on 3 rounds of antibiotics and still have a sinus infection is cause its a staph infection and I need a whole new round of antibiotic that they "hope" will clear things up. What they are hoping is that it hasn't become drug resistant with the other 3 rounds of antibiotics and that I don't have to go through sinus surgery.
Woo Hoo can we say more fun than a bleeding ulcer?
Can I just tell you never to look up anything you have on the web!
This is what I found
"Staph infection can be simple and localized, such as with impetigo of the skin. It can, however, become widespread, by infecting the blood. It can thereby seed to various areas of the body, such as the bone, kidneys, or heart. If the infection goes so deep that it involves muscles or fibers that enclose muscles, it needs to be surgically cleaned. "
So yeah I am running around with a bottle of hand sanitizer and Corox wipes around the house to say the least. I am wondering if it would be good to put bleach in my dishwasher and I plan to throw away all the garbage cans I have thrown used tissue in.
I know I am totally paranoid but the last thing I want is my sweet babies getting some flesh eating infection.
So I start my round new round of antibiotics today and then I need to go back for another sinus culture (oh yeah big long q-tip up the nose is always a fun thing to look forward to) in 10 days, Wish me luck.


MarilynH said...

You have the loveliest images on your blog posts. lol
Carin--you poor thing! i swear it isn't funny how many trails you have had to go through lately. Those websites always make you paranoid. When I was going through my Grave's Disease, I made the mistake of looking up the dangerous side effects from one of the risky drugs I was taking. Yikes.
Hoping for the best for you--I am sure things will work out. keeping you in my prayers! So, when do you start the round of new antibiotics? Is it a 10-day round?

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