Ahhh, I have neglected to blog about this, but it has been a thorn in my side all summer. MRSA, look it up it's not cute. It is basically a staph infection that can live on surfaces for days and in the air as well, it can be passed from a sneeze...and can live in your nasal passage...oh man, it is a pain to get rid of!
My poor Jasmine was the first of the victims, she had spent time at her
Dad's house when I was in the hospital. And developed a really painful
boil on her back and other small ones in other places. Later I found out
her father had had a boil at the time she was there, and that they had
kept returning, but he had never gone to the Dr about it. So another
nice gift from the ex...
The Dr. had drained Jasmine's boil and given her a prescription and I thought all was well...no.
The next on the list was Jaden and Kai-Li, both getting boils next to a
cut, more meds more draining of painful disgusting boils, and these
things just get bigger and bigger, the only thing that gets rid of them
is this nasty antibiotic that can make some people really ill. Poor
Kai-Li had several on her knee where she scrapped her knee, the bacteria
goes in through cuts, and it was so painful for her to have me drain
them, basically scrape the top off and squeeze the puss out when it
would start to look red. Then Bailey on his butt, I caught this one
quickly one day when it was small and it drained and he was on meds and
it went away, then Jaden got one on his back that was really bad, meds
again. Then now just today Bailey has another one on his butt and now he
has a fever, because he didn't want to tell me about it for fear of the
painful draining. Uhg, the Dr. says he might have to be put on IV
antibiotics if his fever doesn't go away with the mouth antibiotics. I
am so over this! I have to give the kids baths in bleach to try and get
rid of this nasty bacteria we have going on. I hope we can get rid of
it, I do not wish it one anyone!