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[IP] Re: staph infection
Yes, those staph infections can creap up fast---and you definitely did the
right thing by going to the ER. Back when I was ignorant of good techniques
(and young and unguided) I thought it was terrible to let 25 units of insulin
go to waste in my tubing--so I sucked it all back into the reservoir before
priming my next set. Two staph infections later, I realized the folly of my
ways. All I remember was the panic my mother (who is an RN) was in when I
asked her about this problem on my leg---and the extreme pain I was in when
the pi--ed off doctor opened one of these infections before numbing it. I
was treated for the infections and my sites healed (both in my legs) though I
have always been prone to site infections if I insert anywhere near these two
sites. Definitely keep an eye on your daughter's wounds. Better
safe/cautious then sorry.
I hope your daughter recovers well! And sorry to hear of her pain.
<< Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2001 22:50:35 EDT
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Staph_Infection
I am just writing to let everyone know about my weekend. My daughter who is
15 and is on the pump got a blister about a week ago from rollerblading.
Friday afternoon she came home and said that her leg hurt so bad that she
could hardly walk on it. She then lifted her pant leg and showed me where
her blister was. But now it was a large open wound. We decided that she
probably should go to the ER. Well ends up that she has a staph infection.
They contemplated about admitting her but decided to give her a shot of
penicillin plus put her on oral antibiotics and watch it real close. So far
it seems like the antibiotics are working. Tomorrow we will find out what
kind of staph infection it is. I just can't believe that this all started
from a blister and how fast it came on. This really scared me. I guess I
going to really have to watch any blisters or cuts she gets from now on.
Is this very common? I thought staph infections were just what you got from
Just thought I would let everyone now about our weekend.
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