I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you.
You are wise to avoid him as he is certainly colonized with staph on his skin, which is why he is having recurrent infections and it really doesn't matter whether it is MRSA or not as staph is dangerous to babies and children anyway. Also, with you having surgery you don't want to be exposed to staph.
So his infectious disease Dr says that none of this is a big deal and we are overreacting. Should I also be keeping my 2 year old away from him?
Let me give you a link here to our website where I posted a "bleach bath" protocol for patients with recurrent staph. I would either recommend he use it or at least do it for your family from time to time after exposure to him.
I'm surprised an ID doc would say this and the fact that he is seeing a specialist means he obviously has an issue with infections and/or immunity.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX be great.
Here is the link:
Yes, he has uncontrolled diabetes and two open wounds in his foot.
Here you go and there are two handouts on staph and bleach baths:
I'd share with him!
I suspect your OB would tell you to steer clear of him prior to your surgery too.
Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate it. Its nice to know that the mom instinct is good.
I always trust mom's (and grandma's) instincts!
Us men - another story!
LOL. Thank you.
Please let me know if you have any further questions and I hope your delivery goes well.