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    Default Got Harlea's Test Results.. In a Bit of Shock

    Well... Got some good, bad and worse news. We just got the call from the Vet with Harlea's test results and needless to say we are in shock. The good news is that Harlea isn't allergic to the antibiotics she was on. The bad news is that her body is resistant to all of the normal and least expensive antibiotics that vets would normally prescribe so we have to use others that she isn't resistant to. The worse news is that the cultures also confirmed that she has MRSA so we have to figure out which combination of meds are going to work on her. Right now the MRSA is confined to her belly from front to back including near her girly parts so at least it hasn't spread any further yet. This is going to be a very long road to recovery and we have to start steam cleaning the entire house this weekend.

    However, I do want to make every aware of something interesting we discovered in all of this. We including the vet truly believed that Harlea at least had some yeast on her from the antibiotics she has been on and because she did have that lovely corn chip smell. As it turns out with all of the testing and cultures that we have had done there wasn't a single yeast bloom found in any of the 7 areas that they tested which i found odd. I am not trying to scare anyone, but as we found out the corn chip smell in our case wasn't yeast at all.

    I am at a loss here and don't know what else I can do to make my baby better. She has suffered long enough already.
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    Default Re: Got Harlea's Test Results.. In a Bit of Shock

    Oh no I'm so very sorry you and your family are going through this, especially Harlea. she can't get a breather and now MRSA (just googled what it is)! guess the best thing it to boost her immune system...sending good thoughts your way to you and your family, tight big hugs to little Harlea.

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    Default Re: Got Harlea's Test Results.. In a Bit of Shock

    Wow, at least you know what it is. But how did she get it, and how do you treat it?

    My vet is coming tomorrow for Blue's booster shots. Going to ask her to do a culture for this. Would explain how he's not allergic to anything but won't stop itching.


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    Todd I'm so very sorry to hear this news.... I don't know what to say .


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    My prayers are out to you. Bless you for going to all strides to find out. Hope she is onto a quick recovery

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    Default Re: Got Harlea's Test Results.. In a Bit of Shock

    Aww that sucks. I'm so sorry you're going through this with Harlea. I hope they can find the right combinations of medications to wipe out the MRSA. I can't 100 % remember but I think MRSA can be passed to people, so I hope Harlea gets better, and you and your family are safe too. I hope she feels better soon. The only thing I can suggest is you try and boost her immune system by increasing the probiotics in her body. If you use yogurt already, try switching to Kefir, because it contains a lot more probiotics than yogurt. Add apple cider vinegar to her drinking water or kibble, as this will also boost her immune system, ACV kills the bad bacteria in the body, so may help to kill the MRSA in her body. It will take a while to kill this bacteria, as it is so resistant to antibiotics, but hopefully with treatment you have success. Please keep us posted on her progress. Sending love, hugs and prayers for you and your little girl.
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    Default Re: Got Harlea's Test Results.. In a Bit of Shock

    Poor Harlea! I had to google what it was... never heard of it. But seems like it can be passed between humans and pets so be careful!

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    @Marine91 So sorry to hear about your little girl, Harlea. I know you are so worried and stressed, as we all would be. It is a puzzle how she got MRSA, but I am praying for you all that the solution will be found for her, and she feels better VERY soon.
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    Default Re: Got Harlea's Test Results.. In a Bit of Shock

    Thank you everyone. We are on a mission this weekend to sterilize the house and do everything we can to keep the infection from spreading. Good thing is she already get Kefir twice a day, ACV in her water and addition probiotics from the HardyPet so there isn't a whole lot more that we can do on that front. So now it is wipe downs 3x a day and baths every other day until we get this knocked out.
    @Blueberrys Mom What we think happened is that Harlea had scratched herself after we had her nails trimmed a few months ago that we didn't see until after Harlea took her romp in the mud after it rained.
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    Poor baby! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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    I am so sorry man, this has become such a heart breaker all I can offer is prayers for you and your entire family. I pray you knock this thing out once and for all.

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    So sorry to hear, hope she gets better quick.

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