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Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 4:29 AM


I just read my Messages - and there's one from RANDY....
She's in hospital because the second "Miracle Drug"
has failed. This MRCA really has a hold on her.
All my Love and Prayers go with you Randy....
hope to hear better news soon

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 4:39 AM

Sorry, just noticed the message was dated 12th Sept.
But O.C. still praying they'll find the right medication
and all will be well again.....

Jeannette  (Level: 109.5 - Posts: 1736)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 4:42 AM

Rrandy was one of the first people to wellcome me to the sploofus .i know she has suffered a lot ,but dosent coomplain ,my prayers are with her ,miss her hope she gets better soon .My
to her xx j

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 5:05 AM

Just looked for her but not on line now....
It pisses me off - she's so ill but
can still beat the pants off me!!!!

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.9 - Posts: 6036)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 5:07 AM

Love and prayers, Randy! You're one of my favorite Sploofus people! Hope you are feeling better soon, and they can find the right medication! We are all missing you!


Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 5:43 AM

Prayers and best wishes from Australia too!!

atcha, Randy...get well soon.


Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 7:09 AM

Prayers and positive thoughts for the the right drugs to get Randy well quickly.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 9:05 AM

Praying for your renewal of health and for clear guidance of the doctors as they seek answers for your treatment.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 9:49 AM

I'm joining with the others in praying for your full recovery. We miss you and are thinking about you.

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.9 - Posts: 5435)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 10:05 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Randy...if there's anything else I can do just give me a holler ok?
Love ya,

Fatsa  (Level: 40.8 - Posts: 44)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 10:08 AM

Sunny thoughts and healing prayers for you Randy. Get well soon!!!

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 10:36 AM

Speedy recovery Randy.. kick that bug's butt! :D

Chyenn  (Level: 200.8 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 10:42 AM

i'm also praying for you Randy.

Tuzilla  (Level: 130.9 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 10:47 AM

Stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 10:52 AM

My prayers are with you.

Donleigh  (Level: 146.0 - Posts: 4979)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 11:02 AM

I hope they find the right drug for you soon. My prayers are with you.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 2:14 PM

Really irritates me....
I thought they were keeping certain Antibiotics
to fight Superbugs like MRCA ????
So why don't "they" give them to Randy ????

Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 2:34 PM

My Prayers are with you Randy. Hope you are well soon.


Lucimoore  (Level: 181.1 - Posts: 1679)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 2:55 PM

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It may also be referred to as multiple-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (ORSA). MRSA is by definition a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to a large group of antibiotics called the beta-lactams, which include the penicillins and the cephalosporins. Wiki

The bacteria mutates rapidly and becomes even more resistant to more and more antibiotics. As we use antibiotics more often for viruses and use so many antibacterial products instead of soap and water, we deminish the ability of the medicines available. And, we become more susceptible to super bacteria.

Koota  (Level: 180.6 - Posts: 2097)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 3:06 PM

Hang in there, Randy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

1mks  (Level: 208.1 - Posts: 5864)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 5:24 PM

Ditto.........let us hear from you as soon as you are home. I am so very sorry that you are still having to go through this aggravation AND pain. You are definitely in my thoughts.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4145)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 5:34 PM

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope your stay in the hospital will be short! I hope they find a successful treatment for you. We miss you!

-- Geri

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 6:54 PM

Wishing for Randy's quick recovery in the hospital, a speedy trip back home, and a treatment that will control the illness for good.

Thanks to Lucimore for the additional background about MRSA.

"Old Coug " is tough- so keep your spirit's up. We luv ya!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 8:04 PM

Good gosh...hope you're out soon Randy...we miss ya here!!


Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 8:21 PM

Just wanted to add my prayers for you Randy. Take care and may God bless you. Anne

Crazy4games  (Level: 122.3 - Posts: 1020)
Sun, 14th Sep '08 8:59 PM

I'm keeping you in my thoughts Randy, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:16 AM

Hi everyone & thanks for the lovely posts Didn't end up in the hospital, they just gave me, yet another antibiotic. Number 18, I think Thanks for giving a good explanation of MRSA, Cindy. Who knows where my case came from, I was not in hospital so either they underdosed my original staff infection & it mutated or it was MRSA in the first place. It's been 20 months since the first rash & I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Keep your eyes peeled for infected rashes, its out in the community & if it gets out of hand it can kill you. Take care all

Cujgie  (Level: 170.6 - Posts: 754)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 2:53 AM

Randy, it's so good to see your post!

Our library homeless guy (who has become a friend) Jerry is 69 and ended up in the hospital about a month ago with MRSA. He's slowly improving at an extended care facility, but also has emphysema from decades of smoking. About five years ago, I had a bad case of cellulitis, so I can only imagine what you are going through. I've learned to wash my hands often and thoroughly, and to watch for skin injuries that don't heal.

You have my prayers and best wishes.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 10:54 AM

Being on the Island Randy, you probably know all about the
diverse uses of TEA TREE OIL. I use that every time I get a
cut or graze anywhere because it's so soothing - as well as
being an non-prescription antibiotic. And it heals any kind
of wound - FAST
Only STINKS when you first put it on....

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 12:17 PM

Cudgie, I am assuming that your are talking about athlete's foot when you said cellulitis. I got hospitalized at Great Lakes Naval hospital twice for that infection. They had a large purple pill that you had to crush and pour into hot water and soak.
I had to do this eight to ten times a day and it worked. The drawback was it worked like a dye and you had purple feet for awhile.

Chyenn  (Level: 200.8 - Posts: 1332)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:01 PM

Cellulitis is a nasty condition too. i was hospitalized several times with it between 2000 and 2006 until i finally dropped over 250 pounds and got my diabetes under control.

copied from

Predisposing conditions for cellulitis include insect bite, blistering, animal bite, tattoos, pruritic skin rash, recent surgery, athlete's foot, dry skin, eczema, injecting drugs (especially subcutaneous or intramuscular injection or where an attempted IV injection "misses" or blows the vein); plus burns and boils, though there is debate as to whether minor foot lesions contribute and also morbidly obese people can experience it. Diabetics are more susceptible to cellulitis than the general population because of impairment of the immune system; they are especially prone to cellulitis in the feet because the disease causes impairment of blood circulation in the legs leading to foot ulcers. Poor control of blood glucose levels allows bacteria to grow more rapidly in the affected tissue and facilitates rapid progression if the infection enters the bloodstream. Neural degeneration in diabetes means these ulcers may not be painful and thus often become infected.

Randy, i know how frustrating it is. you have an awesome spirit and attitude. i will continue to pray for a successful treatment and healing.

Cujgie  (Level: 170.6 - Posts: 754)
Mon, 15th Sep '08 1:08 PM

No, Liam. The cellulitis I had was a skin infection that started at a cut on my knee. My entire leg eventually swelled up, and I was on IVs for 8 weeks, two of them in the hospital. The hospital meals were great, especially the chicken and the puddings, but I was glad to get home and have my own visiting nurse. I had about five elderly roommates that came and went during my hospital stay. One of them had a heavy Italian accent and was very hard of hearing. She refused to drink the Boost that her doctor had ordered. It turned out she thought he had ordered "booze" for her.

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