I've posted on here a few times about my 85 year old mum, who has been in C/H since last Dec. In Feb this year she was very unwell for over a week & I was so worried about her. I was then told she'd had a mini TIA. Thankfully, she recovered well from it & no side effects. She also had a urine infection, at the same time. In April she had a mark on her leg, kept scratching it, which made it bleed & led to an infection. I was told by the head nurse it was mrsa bug & the GP prescribed antibiotics. Her leg was very swollen with the infection & eventually the swelling went down. As her memory has got worse, she doesn't remember that she shouldn't scratch it & each time it keeps bleeding & getting sore again. Ever since April her leg keeps getting swollen, as she won't rest it & keeps walking around. Last week she was quite unwell again & her leg was swollen, hard & very hot. She had a temperature, so the nurse told me her leg was infected again & GP gave 2antibiotics together. She said, it was cellulitis & unlikely that it would go completely. I used to visit my mum every day, when she first went in. Then when she settled, I went 3 times a week & my daughter went at the weekend. As she was so unwell last week, I've been going in every day since. The GP told her last week, that the best way to help it, is to have bed rest for a few days. Straight away, my mum said I'm not staying in bed, so its a vicious circle. But the antibiotics made her so tired that they did manage to keep her in bed for 2 days. I asked the nurse & GP if she should be in hospital. They both said, she'd be constantly scratching her leg & would be out of her normal environment & her dementia would get worse. That she would be better off, being looked after in the C/H. Thankfully, last few days she looks a lot better, but as soon as she started walking again, the leg became swollen. I was so worried about her last week & when I said to her, you were unwell, she said, was I. Very sad that she doesn't remember so many things, its great for her not knowing she was unwell, but the worry & stress is affecting my health. Yesterday when I was in, I told the nurse her leg was very sore, hard & hot again. The GP called into see her in the eve & has given her antibiotics for 3 more days, as she had finished the last course. That's her 4th lot since April. Does anyone know if cellulitis is connected to mrsa bug? Does it mean that it will never go away completely?