We adopted a medically complex child, Pickle, Pickle had lived entire life in a hospital. The Hospital never mentioned MRSA colonization to us thru out our medical training. We really did not find out until Pickle was placed with us and our childrens hospital placed Pickle under precautions when Pickle was admitted. Pickles caseworker said she believed MRSA colonization wasn't contagious.
Going into adoption, we were open to anything medically fragile as long as it did not put our other child, Olive at risk. We have now had Pickle for 1 1/2 years and found out from our Pediatricians office that colonized MRSA is contagious and if anyone in our home get a cut or scrape, we are at risk of MRSA from Pickle. Now I feel betrayed by the state for now going into more detail about the colonized MRSA and I feel guilty that we are putting Olive in risk of MRSA... I don't even know what to think or do at this point...
NO, those are nicnames, I did not want to use my childrens real names on here. And the information was not disclosed to us, everyone felt our childs other medical issues were more important...
I asked under general health and received more criticism than information, I was hoping under the adoption I might find someone in a similar situation! I have tried looking into MRSA, and it isn't pretty!! I was hoping to find someone in similar situation that might know more!!
I have tried finding newer info without success. I have asked our Pediatrician's office but they seem to know very little as far as precautions we should take in our home and around family members that aren't in the best of health. I'm also concerned because Olive is borderline diabetic and has to monitor surgar by pricking finger.
we were not open to ANY, we we open to a lot of health issues at our own discretion.
If we had known about the risk of MRSA with Pickle, and Olives health with diabetes and checking her blood, we would have thought about things differently, we were not open to adopting another child with medical issues that could affect Olives health. If the roles were reversed, if Olive had the colonized MRSA, we would have looked for children that didn't have to be poked every day to monitor their sugar, we would not have wanted to put any other child at added risk.
Olive and Pickle are both adopted, but we were told of ALL of Olives health risks when she was adopted!
Drfink.... I am upset that no one told us any info on our childs colonized mrsa, no one told us any precautions to take in our home, no training, NOTHING!! I wish I wasn't finding this out 1 1/2 years after bringing our daughter into our home!! I would love for others that have dealt with mrsa to share information, any extra precautions you take in your home? During an outbreak, without an outbreak? Precautions when others in the home get cuts and scrapes? Do you have a family member colonized with MRSA?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on May. 21, 2012 in Adoption
Answer by iwicked at 9:17 AM on May. 21, 2012
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Answer by BrawnwynII at 9:41 AM on May. 21, 2012
Answer by missanc at 10:28 AM on May. 21, 2012
No one has criticized you. We have advised you to stop panicking and educate yourself. With a quick Google search, I found those sources and more that tell you some very simple common sense precautions that will protect your family. Not to mention, the fact that you've all not contracted it until now should tell you there's no reason to panic.
And though you'll say I'm criticizing, I'm going to ask it anyway: Why didn't you do your own research? If you're adopting a child with health issues, you should learn about those health issues.
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