My dad had an 10 cm abdominal aortic aneurysm repair done in Dec 2017 in Arkansas. In Dec 2018 we found out he had a bloodstream infection with MRSA. (Likely related to hospitalization for surgery in Dec 2017). He was also diagnosed with a spinal epidural abscess that Drs don’t recommend draining due to its small size. After 24 days in the hospital being treated with IV antibiotics he was released with negative blood cultures. 2 weeks later he is back in the hospital with positive MRSA blood cultures. It appears the MRSA may be I n the abdominal aortic repair and the spine. The Drs here don’t see these types of cases often (1 every 2-3 years) and we’re hoping they could consult a Mayo specialist. My dad is currently in the hospital fighting for his life so travel is questionable right now. We desperately would like for our Drs here (cardiology and infectious disease) to consult with specialists there on options/recommendations. If the specialist believe surgery is a viable option after reviewing scans, labs, his case, then we’d get my dad there for surgery. However, due to his current hospitalization, just going for an in person consult to find out they might not even consider surgery would put a tremendous strain on him. Can anyone weigh in? His Drs here don’t seem to know how to reach out or motivated to try. We’re desperate and time is of the essence.