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Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:19 AM


Mitchy's sister Lisa has just come on to tell us Michelle is gravely ill & needs our prayers. Would everyone please join me in sending all of love & hope.

Penguin  (Level: 64.2 - Posts: 42)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:23 AM

Michelle is in my prayers.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:23 AM

Mitchy, I will pray for you and for your speedy recovery. You have a very good sister as well, who worked hard on your behalf. Get well quickly.

Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:30 AM

Michelle,here's praying for your speedy recovery,God bless.

Swiper  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 875)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 5:58 AM

Michelle, My prayers, thoughts and love are with you, Kelley

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 5:59 AM

Prayers for Lisa coming from Australia!!


Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:06 AM

Mitchy, I'm so sorry for whatever your illness is and pray for your speedy recovery. You are a very kind and sweet person.

Please keep us updated on Mitchy!

Love & Prayers,

1mks  (Level: 220.9 - Posts: 5928)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:13 AM

Nothing but good thoughts and prayers going her way.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:34 AM

Dang! You got it!

Banomet  (Level: 180.8 - Posts: 266)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:45 AM

Mitchy, I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Aslan  (Level: 27.6 - Posts: 356)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:59 AM

Prayers coming out for you. I wish you the best.

Berylm  (Level: 163.7 - Posts: 478)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:59 AM

All the prayers and crossed fingers going your way.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 7:01 AM

Mitchy You are in my Prayers.

Suzannec  (Level: 260.1 - Posts: 616)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 7:18 AM

Best wishes for a fast recovery. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Eileeny  (Level: 70.6 - Posts: 240)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 7:24 AM

May God bless you and keep you safe Mitchy, you are in my prayers..

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 8:05 AM

Mitchy, I love you, girl. I'm gonna keep you right here until you're better!

Valedc4  (Level: 62.0 - Posts: 171)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 8:08 AM

Michelle, I hope you get well soon my friend. You'll be in my prayers.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.4 - Posts: 3843)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 8:15 AM

Thoughts, wishes and prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

Jeannarie  (Level: 135.1 - Posts: 106)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 8:52 AM

I hope and pray all is well. You're in my thoughts.


Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 8:58 AM

Mitchy I pray that everything turns out okay and that you make a speedy recovery. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Marynuala  (Level: 141.3 - Posts: 996)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 9:03 AM

Love, and prayers for your recovery. God bless.

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 9:04 AM

Everyone has expressed my feelings - so all I can say is ditto from me-love-Linda

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 853)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 9:17 AM

I'm sorry to learn this. Please get well, Mitchy!

Ravenslight  (Level: 10.5 - Posts: 110)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 9:36 AM

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers from the Deep South

Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 9:42 AM

Mitchy, my thoughts and prayers are with you, my sweet beautiful are so special to me. I'm in such a state of shock over this news. I hope and pray for your complete recovery...I love you girlfriend


Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 9:43 AM

Dreadfully sorry to hear you are ill. You are in my prayers for a complete recovery.


Allena  (Level: 268.3 - Posts: 1412)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 10:14 AM

Michelle, I join a world of prayers for you. I hope you have a peaceful and complete recovery. JIM

Koota  (Level: 189.2 - Posts: 2119)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 10:46 AM

More prayers from the Pacific Northwest. Get well soon!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 10:52 AM

With ya here!! Hope all is looking up soon.


Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1735)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 10:58 AM

will include you in my prayers wish you all the best x jeannette

Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 11:14 AM

Sending all positive thoughts for a very speedy recovery, Mitchy! Wendy

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 5673)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 11:37 AM

Mitchy you are in my thoughts and prayers...You're one of the sweetest people on here and I think the world of you..May the Lord hold you safely in the palm of His hand...

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 12:44 PM

Mitchy, here's wishing you a speedy recovery! You're in our prayers.


Nancidru  (Level: 10.7 - Posts: 65)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 1:15 PM

Mitchy, you're in my prayers.

Kimoira  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 1200)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 2:57 PM

Hope to see you back here very soon Mitchy.

Has anyone heard any news?

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:04 PM

Hello wonderful people! I just spent an half hour writing all the details on mitchy. when i clicked post message it logged me out. but thats ok MITCHY Is responding well to the meds. i will start over again with the details. but first i got to break from this computer it kills my eyes. aarrrrggghhh and all that typing and yall didnt even see it. but to let you know she is out of danger. she has got much better since last night. She loves yall so much. she couldnt believe all the posts i read to her... you should have seen her light up when i told her i had informed yall... It meant so much to her. thank you from my heart Sploofus people. ill be back shortly with details ok im getting tunnel vision.. Lisa

Greyghost  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 640)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:09 PM

Get well soon,you are in my prayers.

Diva305  (Level: 153.4 - Posts: 1656)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:10 PM

Prayers for strength for Mitchy and the whole family.

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:20 PM

Thanks, Lisa! We'll be waiting for the next updates! Mitchy is a very sweet and nice person.


Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:28 PM

Lisa you most wonderful sister, would you please let us us know which hospital Mitchy's in, Justin (that's Mr.Sploofus) wants to send flowers from her sploofus family. I'm so glad the crisis has passed. I'll send her a personal message she can read later.

Margiematt  (Level: 202.1 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 4:35 PM

I'm praying for you Mitchy. I hope you continue to get better!

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 5:46 PM

June 14, 2007

Dear Friends,

A Staph infection, especially an MRSA Staphylococcus infection, can be a dangerous thing.

At best it's a nuisance causing severe discomfort. At worst, it can be life threatening.

Boils, abscesses, pimples, carbuncles, sties and puss filled wounds that won't heal are the result of Staph, and people are having troubles getting rid of ALL OF THEM.

Antibiotics are no longer working against Staph infections as effectively as they once did years ago. Twenty five years ago, only 2% of Staph infections were immune to antibiotics. Now Staph is resistant to antibiotics nearly 80% of the time.

The problem is that the resistant strains of golden Staph are spreading into the general population. No longer are infections turning up just in nursing homes and hospices but now in college environments and on high school wrestling teams, football teams and in other contact sports.

Perfectly healthy kids are getting it.

And the hospitals? You go in without an infection and come out with one! No one wants to enter a hospital anymore ... The hospitals have become dangerous places.

About 20% of people are walking around with an infection, often which resides in their nose so that they end up spreading it to others.

The nasty part of the whole thing is getting rid of Staph and cleaning your environment to eliminate any possible sources re-infection. People are crying out for help because ordinary antibiotics have lost their effectiveness and intravenous antibiotics are fast losing the battle as well. Mitchy got this on her face and on her arm. When it first started swelling she went to the ER about 4:00 am Sunday. They gave her a shot and a script and sent her home . The following day I called Mitchy asked her if she would go by our family doctors office and get my BP meds. I wasnt going to get off work in time and i needed it..Our DR. helps me out with samples cause my bp med gets pretty expensive. any way she didnt want to go and started crying.... I told her it wasnt that bad. I had not seen her since early that morning.......Cont

Marynuala  (Level: 141.3 - Posts: 996)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:18 PM

It is wonderful to hear that Mitchy is improving. I could't stop thinking about her all day with tears in my eyes. I hope it will not be long now, until she is well again, and out of hospital.

Mitchy  (Level: 136.0 - Posts: 964)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:21 PM

she went to get my meds.and was not in there 5 min and our DR was on the phone admitting mitchy "You need to be in the hospital Michelle" is was the doc repeatedly kept saying to mitchy... When i got to the hosp. I could not believe how rapidly this progressed the right side of her face was like a grapefruit. She had IVs in both arms and her left arm was 3 xs the other.... The cut her face and her arm and both eyes are black from all the pressure caused by the infection... she is so afraid she looks ugly but it was a small cut and dr says it will heal leaving a small scar. that nasty infection is a flesh eating bacteria she is sore but says the worst is over.... the have to put packing in the place where infection was to help heal and with scarring.. om sorry i cannot type nor spell

Ravenslight  (Level: 10.5 - Posts: 110)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:22 PM

What she writes is dead on,MRSA is a dangerous and deadly infection. It can live on the skin or in the nares of a healthy person and not cause a problem, but then you get a cut and whammy you have a live threatening infection.

Some things to remember, scrubbing your hands with plain soap ( not antibacterial they are so weak that often they kill off the weaker organisms and allow the stronger to survive) for at least 30 seconds before and after handling foods, after every trip to the bathroom, before and after visiting someone at the hospital, nursing home, hospice. Sports equipment should be cleaned with clorox and sunshine not occassionally but regularly. If it is something that multiple people handle it should be done every time it is used or every day.

The overuse of antibiotics, the overuse of antibacterials etc all play a part in what is going on.

The best thing to clean with at home is Clorox, handwashing at home and away, treating even little wounds with great care, flushing then throughly for at least two minutes and scrubbing with plain soap, then treating with whatever is appropriate and at the first sign of infection ( some pus is good.. as long as it is not smelly, green, no redness etc)get professional help.

IF you are a diabetic or have another type of immune problem you are at even greater risk.

If something can not be washed, good old fashioned bright sun for 24 hours ( not including the night) will kill most things.

I will continue to think and pray of Mitchy

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:28 PM

WOW....When the news came through last night, Sploofus was almost a deserted island. Everyone was so upset on your behalf Mitchy.
We pray for your safe recovery and hope to see you back on line ASAP.

Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:28 PM

My prayers to Mitchy.

Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 6:47 PM

We all need to remember that when prescribed antibiotics take as directed and take all the pills, even if you feel better. Also, do not insist on an antibiotic from your MD if you have a cold. Sometimes MD's will prescribe an antibiotic when it is not necessary, just to keep patient's and families happy. Antibiotics are useless when dealing with a virus. Since the overprescribing of antibiotics superinfections are the. newest threat, MRSA and VRE, to name a couple. My husband died of an E.Coli infection 12 weeks ago which had invaded his blood.None of the antibiotics they gave him worked. This is called septicemia which progressed to septic shock, he was gone in two days.

Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 7:05 PM

Oh my....more prayers headed your way. Back at New Years Rob was sick with Strep Pneumonia and they had a devil of a time finding an antibiotic that would fight off the particular strain he had. It was eating away at the lining of his lungs and got into his blood stream and started attacking other organ systems. matter how simple they may seem at first are not something to mess around with. Lots of prayers, hugs, love and well wishes headed your way Mitchy. I hope the antibiotic they found clears the infection completely up and you get back to smoking us on the WR and WM's soon.


Aslan  (Level: 27.6 - Posts: 356)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 7:14 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Jorboo. I was not aware that had happened.

Helsleym78  (Level: 54.9 - Posts: 54)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 11:25 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mitchy!! MRSA is a very dangerous situation and I know how difficult it can be. Glad to hear you're doing better!!

Aquamar  (Level: 186.9 - Posts: 927)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 11:31 PM

Please know that my thoughts are with you Mitchy. Get better soon. Jorboo I'm so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you also.


Geophile  (Level: 168.2 - Posts: 1553)
Thu, 14th Jun '07 11:50 PM

Hey, Mitchy,

So glad to hear you are doing better. Be a good girl and follow the doctor's advice! You'll be back with us soon.


Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 12:32 AM

Mitchy, you're getting better...this is the BEST news!! I have been thinking about you and worrying about you like crazy. Like I always say, Oh Mitchy, you're so fine, you're so fine, you blow my mind, hey Mitchy!! Ha ha, I know I made you laugh LOL...

in honor of you...


Cymru  (Level: 73.5 - Posts: 108)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 2:45 AM

Wishing you a speedy recovery Mitchy.
Get well sooooon!!
Best Wishes
Lynette x

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 11:08 AM

Mitchy needs our points, too. She's missing a lot of screen time, so if you haven't taken all of her quizzes yet, bop on over there and throw down. It's a good thing.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 11:58 AM

Great Idea Smoke. I'm headed there now.

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 190.5 - Posts: 687)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 3:42 PM

Good idea Smoke - I'll be heading there soon too.

I hope you get better soon Mitchy - sounds like a pretty scary ordeal you went thru. I'm sure you'll be around in no time, especially with the power of your sploofus family's prayers. Mine included. Hope to hear from you soon.


Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 10:53 PM

Prayers from Michigan here. These infections are frightening and becoming way too common. Take care of yourself. Off to take some of your quizzes. Great idea Smoke!

Bigbird  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 3345)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 11:50 PM

Hey Mitchy - Staph infections are nasty buggers, but they can be beaten! I'm living proof. Had one 7 years ago - ran a temperature of 107, and was so delirious I didn't even realize I had that kind of fever. I hold the record for the highest temp and lowest blood oxygen the doctor had ever seen. Had total pneumonia. Rushed to the hospital where I spent 6 weeks in hospital and then nursing home.

But here I am! Almost no residual damage from it. So I have to premedicate before a dental cleaning. Hey - I sure can live with that.

Just let those doctors do their thing. Medicine really can do some great stuff.

You can beat this!


Tuzilla  (Level: 146.4 - Posts: 3843)
Fri, 15th Jun '07 11:57 PM

There is a lot of good advice upstream from this post. I would note that when cleaning, a 10% solution of common household bleach and water is all that is need to kill everything from staph to A.I.D.S. to hepatitis. The only thing it will not routinely kill is tuberculosis spores. If, in the rare event, you suspect tuberculosis contamination, ask for professional help in cleaning.

If a doctor gives you medicine for an infection, take it as directed until it is all gone. Don't quit taking it because you "feel better". Don't share it with another person to "save money". This is a recipe for bigger problems in the future as you are aiding the creation of drug resistant strains. When you take an antibiotic, you want a 100% kill of the germ, not 95 or 99 percent. The ones that are left are the ones most resistant to the medicine, and you are giving them a free pass to move onto other people.

Also, if you get a chance, tell your Congressional Representative and Senator to pass laws banning the use of antibiotics in aiding the the growth of chicken and livestock. Every year this practice is creating more and more drug-resistant strains of bacteria. Drug companies are having a hard time trying to stay ahead of new, resistant strains.

Jorboo  (Level: 39.1 - Posts: 141)
Sat, 16th Jun '07 12:17 AM

Tuzilla, you are a 100% correct. Your advice is something we all need to do. These infections are growing stronger and more drug resistant at alarming rates.

Mskillian  (Level: 65.1 - Posts: 226)
Sat, 16th Jun '07 12:26 AM

Many good thoughts and prayers for continued healing, Mitchy!

Our travel agent just returned from work after going into the hospital the first of April with a staph infection. It has been unreal.

I'm glad it was caught and they are working hard to get rid of it.

Take it easy and know that the hearts of Sploofus are with you!


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