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Thread: Partner with first major pressure sore... not doing well.

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    If he is an eligible SCI Veteran, he should be seen at the VA SCI Clinic in Denver. Unfortunately their SCI Center is not yet open, but they can refer him to the VA SCI Center which covers this area (Albuquerque currently) and they can do a telehealth video consultation from their clinic to the wound care staff at the Albuquerque VA. This would help determine if he should be referred to that facility for surgical management (only VA SCI Centers are supposed to do surgical wound management for SCI Veterans).

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    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 medications.

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    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 closing the wound. I know he will be told that he MUST stay off the site but who knows. Yes... he is a vet and has had a SCI consult at the Denver VA but doesn't like going there. I asked him to consider a consult there for a second opinion before allowing anyone to close the site. The wound looks better, smaller and not as deep but it's a very slippery slope. I really appreciate all the feedback and concern. I will keep you all posted.

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    bottom line is he needs stay off of it or it will get worse again i am glad things are looking better however he needs to continue whatever he is currently doing and stay off of it.
    T6 incomplete from MS and an aortic aneurysm surgery that went bad.

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    If he agrees to get a re-evaluation and treatment at a VA, the treatment and possibly most of the post-op recovery can be done on an inpatient basis. Huge difference in coverage options for VA vs Non-VA insurance beneficiaries. Home care is going to circle around to having you in the "watchtower" role again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergvepeog View Post
    ... The wound looks better, smaller and not as deep but it's a very slippery slope. I really appreciate all the feedback and concern. I will keep you all posted.
    We haven't heard from you for two weeks, ergvepeog. How's it going?
    Female, T9 incomplete

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