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Oct 14, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Jmom
Hi! Thanks for your post. I actually took him to the Urgent Care center yesterday, and the doc said it didn't look infected. He also said it wasn't likely that it was a vaccine reaction since he had those on 10/2. Basically, he had no idea what was going on. What is MRSA? I am going to google it now, but I figure you could put it in layman's term ssince your hubby is a doc..THANK YOU!!
Oct 14, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I researched ( a little) MRSA, and I also found a link between the MMR vaccine and MRSA. He had the MMR and chx pox vaccines on 10/2. I believe now that it it was in the same spot on his leg. The area started changing and looking like a spider bite on 10/10ish. It has steadily grown, but it doesn't appear to be painful to the touch. Would you mind asking your husband what he thinks? We are going to the regular ped tomorrow.
Oct 14, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I find some MRSA pictures on P2P so you can see them. IMO those don't look like MRSA but I'm not a dr and I can't see them very clearly. MRSA tends to be more pustules than that.

http://www.parent-2-parent.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105779&highlight=MRSA

http://www.parent-2-parent.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97413&highlight=MRSA

Sebastian's look different than these I think. But I am only looking at pictures....so I really can't tell. MRSA is nothign to play around with, really. You have to get ABX right away if it is.

I would think they would have picked t his up when you brought him in IF it was MRSA.

Of course as a tube feeder I am deathly afraid of MRSA!!!!! I certainily don't want it anywhere NEAR his stoma G tube site. that would mean the end of th esite and a possible operation to place another stoma. Which at t his point they would probably just let him close up and see how he does.

Oct 15, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Thanks, Jess! But guess what? It looks a little better today - definitely not worse, at least. I have been slathering it with Benadryl cream. We have a pre-op appt scheduled for tomorrow anyway for Bassy's ear tubes, so I plan to just have his leg looked at tomorrow...
Oct 15, 2008
jmom
Josh 12 yrs colic as a baby
Jenna 6 yrs dream baby
Jessica (6/11/07) Silent reflux dx at 3 weeks
Went off meds successfully at 3 mos
Went back on Prevacid 8 mg TID 1/3/08
99.999% of the "spider bites" my specialist husband sees in his office are MRSA. MRSA is just a type of staph infection. We still think it looks like MRSA and I think your pedi will be able to tell you for sure. Sometimes you get good docs at the urgent care and sometimes not... Take care! Ckrathwo@hotmail.com
Oct 15, 2008
jmom
Josh 12 yrs colic as a baby
Jenna 6 yrs dream baby
Jessica (6/11/07) Silent reflux dx at 3 weeks
Went off meds successfully at 3 mos
Went back on Prevacid 8 mg TID 1/3/08
BTW if it's MRSA it will get worse and if it's not it will get better so you'll be able to tell for sure in a few days. Cristy
Check with your
doctor first!