I just read the
story you posted "Drug-resistant bacteria discovered in Detroit".
http://www.freep.com/news/health/nstaph12_20021112.htm As it happens my
fiancï¿½e is in the same battle due to the same Drug-resistant bacteria.
The hospital had acknowledged she picked up a staph infection during her
stay for other treatment.
But the Dr.'s did not identify the seriousness
of her staph infection while she was in the hospital. A visit by the CDC
also failed to identify the seriousness of her infection but did
recommend she stay in the hospital for another two weeks in isolation.
The hospital sent her home the next day because her insurance would no
longer cover her stay. She was prescribed the same antibiotic as the
lady in the article and within a couple of days of being home the
infection got worse. She started bleeding from her swollen leg and went
back to the hospital, where the Dr. claimed she had a dermatological
He prescribed a pain killer for the massive swelling in her leg
and sent her home. The nurse who witnessed the Dr.'s diagnoses was
appalled at his statements that there was nothing wrong but a
dermatological problem and refuted his statement.
The Dr. was highly
upset at the nurse's statements as was my fiancï¿½e. My fiancï¿½e happens to
be a Dr. herself and knew something was seriously wrong with the
diagnoses. She went to see another Dr. As it stands now she may lose her
battle and they may have to amputate her leg. We will be presenting the
information in this article to her Dr. today in hopes they will realize
what they have been missing and maybe contact the Dr. dealing with this
I wanted to write you and say thanks for the information posting. I
also wanted to congratulate you on the number of hits to your website.
It is always my first source of information for headlines.