Super Staph Bug
I am just in from the hospital and wanted to give you guys a little warning about why I was there. 2 days ago we saw a little red dot on my 2 and 1/2 year old son's rear end and thought it was just a bump and dismissed it. Yesterday it had grown into a knot and my wife said it was that superbug staph that has been in the news. I said no way and that the media hypes it up to scare everyone. Well this morning it had gotten bigger so we went to the doctor at 2:30 p.m. He immediately said we have to take him to the hospital to put him to sleep and cut it out. He had eaten lunch so we had to wait 6 hours to put him to sleep. Well it turns out that the wife was correct and they think it is that super staph that is resistant to antibiotics. The doctor told us that they have been seeing it for 2 years and that the media has just caught on to it(dad was somewhat right). The antibiotics are so outdated that they do little for these new bugs. The pharmacutical companies tried to invent new ones but they were having deaths and lawsuits so they quit trying due to liability. They ended up cutting a hole the diameter of a dime and a 1/2" deep. This was after 2 days! We have no idea where it came from but the doctor said you rarely do. We worried about his preshool class and he said chances are he got it from one of them there. The whole family is on antibiotics to prevent further infection assuming it would help anyway. The little guy came through it good and is in the bed with his mother for restful night from being on gas. Just wanted to let everyone know that it is not just a hyped up media creation and to look out for it.
Last edited by alletric; 10-30-2007 at 11:11 PM.