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  1. My ex-husbnd died on 12-28-19

    I wanted to thank everyone for their input and kindness when I posted about Don?s stage4 pressure Ulcer on His sacrum. He went septic on 12-27...he had called me to the house and I spent the nite...
  2. Thanks everyone for your input... it’s heart...

    Thanks everyone for your input... it’s heart breaking...
  3. Thanks so much for the input... he saw the wound...

    Thanks so much for the input... he saw the wound care doc and the ulcer is progressing... the doc wants to do a colostomy first and then the flap... the ulcer is huge... I know he won?t stand a...
  4. Stage 4 Sacral ulcer with no surgical intervention... Prognosis

    Hi Everyone (and especially the nurse):

    My ex husband has a stage 4 ulcer measuring about 4 inches vertically by 6 inches horizontally which is to the bone on
    the sacrum. This is a BIG ulcer! He...
  5. Hi Everyone: Don is actually doing better......

    Hi Everyone: Don is actually doing better... Insurance approved home nursing care to come in daily for wound care... The tunneling was 6cm and now 3cm. He is staying out of his chair more and it...
  6. Hi everyone... here is an update on Don... his...

    Hi everyone... here is an update on Don... his wound is smaller in diameter but has gotten deeper. It's tunneled to 6 cm. Home healthcare will be coming in everyday to change the dressing. They want...
  7. Hi everyone... Don had a consult with a plastic...

    Hi everyone... Don had a consult with a plastic surgery MD a couple of weeks ago. He talked about doing several procedures to close the wound but advised against it for the time being. The wound was...
  8. I wanted to give you all an update on Don. The...

    I wanted to give you all an update on Don. The MRI was unremarkable... so that's good. They cultured again and the wound is sterile. He has a consult with a plastic surgeon on Monday to see about...
  9. Thanks baldfatdad... I will pass this onto Don....

    Thanks baldfatdad... I will pass this onto Don. Thanks KLD... I have been trying to get Don to agree to see the Denver VA for a second opinion... but he is resistant... He only uses them for his...
  10. I would consider it... but I know Don would...

    I would consider it... but I know Don would not... He's firmly established in Colorado...
  11. Thank you so much for posting this jdellovade......

    Thank you so much for posting this jdellovade... I am passing all responses onto Don.
  12. Thanks Lynnifer... I will get this message to Don...

    Thanks Lynnifer... I will get this message to Don and see what he says... Thanks so much for being here and responding.
  13. Thanks Patrick! Don's latest exam showed...

    Thanks Patrick! Don's latest exam showed improvement... The wound is not as deep and less in diameter. They cultured it and it came back negative for MRSA. He is on oral antibiotics (and Augmentin...
  14. Thanks everyone. Don had an appointment with his...

    Thanks everyone. Don had an appointment with his wound people this morning. The wound was closing and becoming more shallow but this morning it was worse. And yes... it is a life or death decision. I...
  15. Thank you Patrick... I don't know what to say...

    Thank you Patrick... I don't know what to say except.. you are really lucky to be alive... I have begged Don to join Carecure and he refuses. I have tried to stress the severity of the situation. He...
  16. Partner with first major pressure sore... not doing well.

    It's been a while since I've posted. My partner has a Stage 4 ulcer on his right upper buttock that has been there for about 2 months. I travel extensively for my career. He was injured in 2005 and...
  17. Thanks so much 2drwhofans!

    Thanks so much 2drwhofans!
  18. Hi Everyone! Update from the land of tibial...

    Hi Everyone! Update from the land of tibial fractures and fracture blisters. We saw the wound people today for an initial consult.They want to do an ultrasound on the leg to R/O DVT. Don has a...
  19. fracture blisters occur when the skin overlaying...

    fracture blisters occur when the skin overlaying the bone fracture is so thin that the body counters the injury by developing blisters. Depending on how deep the soft tissue damage is, the blisters...
  20. Thanks pbr: My husband is 70 years old and is...

    Thanks pbr:

    My husband is 70 years old and is 10 years post injury. He has a devil may care attitude which gets him into trouble. He is extremely active. The reason he fell out of his chair this...
  21. Thanks for asking... We saw the orthopod today...

    Thanks for asking... We saw the orthopod today and they won't even consider surgery until the fracture blister formation heals... Which I suspect will be a few weeks. They x-rayed the leg and the...
  22. Any advice from the Carecure nurse??

    Any advice from the Carecure nurse??
  23. Thanks 2drwhofans. My husband has no fear and he...

    Thanks 2drwhofans. My husband has no fear and he does what he wants... I am his caregiver but he is essentially independent. This fracture occurred when his lift did not work and he took himself and...
  24. Distal Tibia Fracture with fracture blisters... Help needed.

    It's been awhile since I have posted here. My husband is a T11 complete Asia A 10 years post injury. He has fallen out of his chair numerous times and sustained tibial and femur fractures on his...
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    LOL Lynnifer!

    LOL Lynnifer!
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