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Living with MRSA

Micah Adamson contracted MRSA. one year ago from what appeared to be a spider bite Micah Adamson contracted MRSA. one year ago from what appeared to be a spider bite

One area family knows the serious threat MRSA poses, because they live with it everyday. NewsChannel 10's Marissa Bagg sat down with a Borger man who suffers the infection. He shared with us what it's like to live with it, and what challenges the family deals with to stop it from spreading.

Scrubbing is something Micah Adamson does several times a day. He contracted MRSA one year ago, and relapses with the infection every so often. When Adamson has an outbreak he has to take 10 antibiotics a day to combat it. If it doesn't subside, he has to go into the hospital.

"They cut a whole the size of a 50-cent piece in my leg all the way to the bone. It had to be packed after that, I spent four days after that in the hospital. Once I took a shower I had to clean it, my wife and kids can't use the towel, they had to clean everything and make sure it's ok," says Adamson. 

His worst fear is passing it onto his family, but cleaning doesn't always prevent the spread.

"My wife got it from me, but we caught it in time, that it was just a staph infection not MRSA," says Adamson.

That's why Adamson is upset officials at Borger Middle School aren't doing more to ensure the campus is safe for kids. So he is making rules for his son while in class.

"He's not to drink out of the water fountain, he brings bottled water to school. He is not to share anything with any other student."

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