Monday, November 6, 2006

MRSA

November 6th, 2006
Bryan was discharged yesterday afternoon. The doc came in at 6:30 flipping on all the lights saying you want to get discharged then lets take this dressing down. We took it down and he taught me how to dress it. It looks good and it took 95% so that is good.

We found out on Saturday night from the nurse that Bryan has MSRA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in his wound. We had no idea. It is a form of staph infection. I looked it up online and it really can't be treated because the strain is so strong that it is immune to medications, but most of the time it doesn't cause problems. If one has a weak immune system that it will also cause some problems.

Also we found out last Monday in his PT evaluation that Bryan has brittle bones sort of like osteoporosis but it was called osteopenia. He also has atrophy in his muscles but they are firing so that is a really good sign. We really have to work on stretching his knee out and doing different exercises at home to make his muscles fire.

Other than that Bryan has to take the week off of PT. He will go back on the 15th to have the docs look at it. He is feeling really miserable today with cold symptoms so please pray for him.

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