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    Patrick...thanks for the information...sounds...

    Patrick...thanks for the information...sounds like a scary situation. I was just wondering what were the last two weeks in the hospital just antibiotics to treat the abscess or was there another...
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    After surgery for Stage IV pressure sore

    Surgery for stage IV pressure sore ( to remove piece of bone for osteomyelitis) was at the end of June...then wound vac, 6 weeks of antibiotics and closure surgery (Dr said flap not needed cause...
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    McDuff, Thank you so much for this...

    McDuff,
    Thank you so much for this information...I feel like I have a better handle on what lies ahead now. Sometimes fear of the unknown can very stressful. I think we are concerned it will...
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    Thanks Smashms, This clarification is helpful. ...

    Thanks Smashms,
    This clarification is helpful. What type of Dr removed your bone? Hav you had any problems sitting once healed? Appreciate your help.
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    McDuff, Thank you for answering so many...

    McDuff,
    Thank you for answering so many questions...just trying to make sure we are making the right choices. So if I read it right you had surgery followed by 4-6 weeks of antibiotics and then...
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    So did you have to have piece of bone removed or...

    So did you have to have piece of bone removed or did they treat the osteomyelitis with just antibiotics? If bone removed was it your plastics doc who did it? This is why I am worried seems they are...
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    The wound clinic suggested Infectious disease and...

    The wound clinic suggested Infectious disease and ortho surgeon. We met with Ortho surgeon yesterday and he wants to cut out a piece of bone (ischium) and send for biopsy then have Infectious...
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    Sugarcube, has your friend seen any improvement?...

    Sugarcube, has your friend seen any improvement? It seems these pressure sores are really difficult to understand and treat. Hope your friend is making some progress.
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    McDuff.. Hubby facing bone removal surgery for...

    McDuff.. Hubby facing bone removal surgery for Osteomyelitis and then flap surgery. How long ago did you have surgery and is everything going well now? Just trying to prepare for what is to...
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    Thanks for the reply... so now we know there I...

    Thanks for the reply... so now we know there I osteomyelitis via MRI...we don't know if it is new or old..or if that matters regarding treatment options. I just want to understand treatment options....
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    Thanks for info... What are ACELL treatments? ...

    Thanks for info... What are ACELL treatments? When you say third were they stage IV in the same area?
    Appreciate the input.
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    Who has had stage IV pressure sore

    Can anyone share their treatment and post sore experience with me. Pressure sore has been treated by wound clinic for 5 weeks and they say it looks healthy but every week getting larger and now...
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    Best treatment for Osteomyelitis

    Husband has first pressure sore in 15 years and has been treated at wound clinic for 6 weeks. He has received regular scalpel debridement (weekly) and hydrotherapy (twice /week)with ultrasound...
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    Thanks

    McDuff...WOW!!!! Awesome pixs awesome details. Thank you so much for all of this info...you have increased my comfort level with the whole concept of
    W/C cruising. The Seattle write up was great...
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    Hey McDuff

    As promised...I am checking in with you to see how that cruise to Alaska went...
    Do you have any info to share?
    I am hoping it was an awesome anniversary celebration for you!
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    We are changing diet too...you should try...

    We are changing diet too...you should try Quinoa...it is loaded with protein...I fix it with roasted veggies...delicious hot or cold.
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    My husband's cholesterol has slowly been rising...

    My husband's cholesterol has slowly been rising over the last few years so I would say yes it is indirectly due to the SCI.
    His doc put him on a statin.... which caused his sugar to go way up and he...
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    Looks Awesome! Cure Warriors...I love it.

    Looks Awesome!
    Cure Warriors...I love it.
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    I just heard this yesterday and it just kept...

    I just heard this yesterday and it just kept popping into my mind all day...

    "Life provides losses and heartbreak for all of us. But the greatest tragedy is to have the experience and miss the...
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    What exactly is a low air mattress...where did...

    What exactly is a low air mattress...where did you get it?



    Thanks to all of you for responses...We are trying to do all the right things and sometimes I just feel like we take two steps...
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    We tried on his back and stomach..he had spasms...

    We tried on his back and stomach..he had spasms the entire time in both positions...legs kicking the whole time...we can modify his position..straighten legs out while on his side after we finish...
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    No medication prescribed for HO as the Dr told me...

    No medication prescribed for HO as the Dr told me the meds prevent it but do not reduce already existing bone...
    ROM yes...he does aggressive work outs for 3 hours a day three days a week including...
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    I guess it is the trochanter...the Dr who...

    I guess it is the trochanter...the Dr who diagnosed HO last week said it was extra bone in his muscle...We went to the Dr because of the pink spot and I could feel a slight protrusion on that...
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    Worried-How to prevent Pressure Sore

    Has anyone tried to prevent a pressure sore on their hip...Husband has HO in left hip...this means sleeping just for a couple of hours and bowel program both cause very pink area (50 cent piece...
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    Advice about Heterotopic Ossification

    My husband was recently diagnosed with HO. The Dr said surgery is only an option if he is experiencing pain...or serious symptoms. She did not suggest any treatment options.
    My ? is he is 9 yrs post...
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