When the doctor examined him, he was in total shock. What Brandon has is MRSA, which is a more severe form of a staph infection, that is resistant to antibiotics. Brandon's case was so severe, the doctor debated on hospitalizing him immediately. He decided to try these hardcore 2x a day oral antibiotics to see if it would help (why are they putting him on antibiotics if MRSA is resistant to them? Who knows...guess these are pretty strong?). He warned that if Brandon's foot was not dramatically better by the next day (Tuesday), he would be hospitalized and on IV antibiotics. He also stated that if these oral antibiotics did not work, that Brandon may have to be on IV antibiotics for up to three months. We were terrified.
We went home and called people to pray for Brandon's foot to be healed and show any sign of improvement. Lo and behold, Tuesday morning arrived and there was slight improvement! Whew. Praise the Lord. The doctor decided not to hospitalize him at this time, with the warning to go to the ER immediately if it worsened at all. He also has to have a bone scan at some point this week to make sure the MRSA did not go to the bone. If it did, it could be a serious problem.
The thing is, MRSA is everywhere. Some people are carriers, and some are infected. People who work in the health care field, law enforcement, inmates in jails/prisons, and those who exercise in gyms with mats are at risk. Also those with low immune systems. Sooo, it goes like this:
law enforcement officer + arrests those same inmates + low immune system= my husband & his MRSA foot.
Why don't I have it, you ask?
a mom + touches bodily fluids on a daily basis + wipes down buggies + great immune system= a cyborg who is fueled by coffee, chocolate, late night marathons of Felicity.
I mean, look at this thing:
This picture totally does not do it justice. If you could see his calf and the red lines running up it you would absolutely lose your lunch. Gross.
That's where we are today. It reminds me of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, when people turn his fake sickness into this life threatening thing. Yes, he has an infectious disease and he has to use crutches to get around the house. But no, he is not having his foot amputated, to dispel any rumors.
Please continue to pray that he heals quickly and that this infection does not return!
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