scared out of my mind

Discussion in 'Help Me! I Need to Talk to Someone.' started by Timewarp, Nov 14, 2012.

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  1. Timewarp

    Timewarp Active Member

    Yesterday I found out that my mom was diagnosed with MRSA...and she may have had it for about two months now.

    They prescribed antibiotics for her....but I'm so scared that the disease has progressed to an incurable stage.

    I have a close connection with my mother and if something were to happen to her, I don't know what I would do.

    Is there anyone here who has been in a similar situation and can offer me advice...or just talk with me about what's going on?

    I haven't slept or ate since the news, I'm still jittery and shaking from the thought of it....Please, this is a crisis situation for me and I need help.
     
  2. WildCherry

    WildCherry Staff Member ADMIN

    I've never been in your situation, so I can't really offer advice. But I'm here and I can listen and talk to you if that would help.
     
  3. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    MRSA is difficult and takes time. It is certainly dangerous, but there are new very powerful antibiotics regimens that cure it even if it has progressed substantially. It is, crazy as it sounds, usually contracted in or from a hospital environment, which is how I got it. It took several months and several courses of treatment but I had no long lasting ill effects from it. Every situation is different and it is certainly not to be taken lightly - but it is far far more often curable then not with proper care. If she is not satisfied with the care she is receiving have her try to to get a referral to an infectious disease specialist.

    I hope all works out well. Remember she is not only sick, she is also your Mom. Sometimes the best support in the world is to remember to treat her like your mom and not just treat her as a "sick person".

    Take Care and Be Safe

    Ben
     
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