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Staph Infection?!?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I remember bending over Sunday to do something. As I got up, I bumped the side of my face on a shelf. I didn't thing much of it. By Monday afternoon, the spot I bumped was a little tender. By Monday evening, that side of my face was red like a sunburn.

I went to the doctor yesterday morning, still not thinking much of it. He noticed it and said it was possible that I had a staph infection and gave me antibiotics. He knows that Helena is with me as Sherry is a patient of his. Never did he mention during the appointment to not touch Helena for awhile. I know from past experiences that after a person is on antibiotics for a solid 24 hours, the chances of passing along an infection greatly diminish.

So, I went home and helped Sherry for awhile. Then, someone said not to touch her and to disinfect the house. I had done this on Sunday, but still spent the afternoon with the bleach water and with the washer and dryer going. My poor Helena and Sherry were fussy all day long and Sherry was naturally hesitant about germs - as most new mothers are.

I never hurt. The red mark is greatly improved this morning. If Helena somehow contacts whatever I have, I will feel absolutely terrible. As it is, I feel so bad that I inadvertently may have exposed her to something. I keep hanging onto the hope that she does have enough resistance passed on from Sherry. I know that babies are born with a bit and that breat-fed babies have an extra protection.
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MSLZZY 7/10/2014 5:05PM

    Be cautious and keep that little one safe. Glad you took care of it so quickly.

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C2BFIT 7/9/2014 8:40PM

    Oh dear! Keep to the antibiotics. emoticon

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THIN133 7/9/2014 8:03PM

    Get well soon. ts good you went to the dr. right away. I would think if the dr. was concerned about passing along the infection, he would have mentioned it. It's good to be safe anyways !

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IGNITEME101 7/9/2014 4:16PM

    I'm glad you took precautions! My 'red mark' turned out to be coins eczema as result of allergies. The spots will go away as I overcome the allergies.

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CATTUTT 7/9/2014 2:09PM

    Oh my goodness, that's scary! It sounds like you've taken all the proper precautions though. I'm glad to hear it seems to be going away and you're healing up. I hope all is well very soon!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/9/2014 12:56PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your staph infection! I'm so glad you went to the doctor and he put you on antibiotics. For little Helena sake! Antibiotics and disinfecting the house is all you can do! You are a wonderful grandma! I hope you feel better soon! Sending you lots of hugs today!
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YELLOW09RED 7/9/2014 11:31AM

    emoticon emoticon Hugs for you getting better. We as grand mom's worry just like we did as moms. God bless you.
Have a great day with Sherry and Helena.

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BERGBA7 7/9/2014 10:23AM

    Everything will be fine! No worries... take care and get well soon.
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GOOSIEMOON 7/9/2014 10:05AM

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