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    #16
    Originally posted by leschinsky View Post
    wow how big a cell phone?? that would be on top of the bandage? change to what kind of backrest? yes I do sacral sit, so don't tilt at all?
    Two pieces of foam, about the size of a smart phone, on either side of the wound. Best to stick to your chair back and not your skin. What kind of backrest do you have now? If you are a bad sacral sitter, you may need to limit your up time during the healing process.

    (KLD)
    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 23 Oct 2017, 1:58 AM.
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      #17
      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
      Two pieces of foam, about the size of a smart foam, on either side of the wound. Best to stick to your chair back and not your skin. What kind of backrest do you have now? If you are a bad sacral sitter, you may need to limit your up time during the healing process.

      (KLD)
      Ah, foam taped to backrest. old chair without tilt has 15", I think, varilite air back. new chair has the tall ride designs Java back. air better with no tilt?

      I already am limiting my sitting up time.
      Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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        #18
        Originally posted by paraparajumper View Post
        Well, I was right, unfortunately. I'm sorry.

        So did you go into surgery and they performed an I&D to drain it? Just antibiotics? Are you left with an open wound now?
        I&D and antibiotics. wound is about 3.7 centimeters deep I believe. packing it with iodine gauze strips.
        Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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          #19
          Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound with iodoform strips and the other with plain ones. and one said cover with gauze and tegaderm the other with a foam, like mepilex, bandage. any thoughts?

          wound is now 3.5 centimeters
          Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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            #20
            Originally posted by leschinsky View Post
            Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound with iodoform strips and the other with plain ones. and one said cover with gauze and tegaderm the other with a foam, like mepilex, bandage. any thoughts?

            wound is now 3.5 centimeters
            Sounds like the old joke... ask 4 economists about what is happening in the economy and you will get 8 opinions, or something like that.

            Whose opinions/advice are you supposed to trust, when all of the individuals you site are supposed to be trained and knowledgable? Mystery! Meanwhile, you are the one at risk. Can you see a medical doctor who is a wound specialist, rather than a nurse?

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              #21
              Originally posted by leschinsky View Post
              Also kld, one wound nurse said to pack the wound with iodoform strips and the other with plain ones. and one said cover with gauze and tegaderm the other with a foam, like mepilex, bandage. any thoughts?

              wound is now 3.5 centimeters
              I'm quite well versed in wound management now, as I'm sure tons of us are. That's fine and is a typical dressing combination, iodosorb will control the exudate and is antimicrobial, and the bandages are good. What you don't want is healing from the top down, which is prime for further abscesses.

              You may want to switch out the gauze for ABD pads, as gauze can stick to wounds. Mepilex bandages are great.

              Maybe a VAC will heal it super quick for you. Get in with a wound clinic.

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                #22
                thanks guys. I see the surgeon tomorrow maybe he can help. But a wound vac requires it be attached to you all the time?
                Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by leschinsky View Post
                  thanks guys. I see the surgeon tomorrow maybe he can help. But a wound vac requires it be attached to you all the time?
                  Yea, but you get used to it. It's still annoying, but you can hang off the back of your chair, and it's pretty small. Unfortunately the VAC has done nothing for me, but does wonders for others.

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                    #24
                    I had excellent results with the vac on my foot, but yes it has to be kept on at all times. I'd think you'll be stuck in bed as being on it would be counterproductive. The most frustrating aspect is getting a 'seal' on the skin and keeping it.
                    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                      I had excellent results with the vac on my foot, but yes it has to be kept on at all times. I'd think you'll be stuck in bed as being on it would be counterproductive. The most frustrating aspect is getting a 'seal' on the skin and keeping it.
                      My nurse is real good at the dressing, but because of the spot on my butt, it never lasts more than 1.5 days without reinforcement, and often I have to pull it off. Can definitely get annoying at times but it's nice not having to deal with drainage.

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                        #26
                        So sorry you have to go threw this leschinsky. Damm sores are the worse. Hope you heal up fast.
                        Art

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                          #27
                          I had the same thing about a month ago but mine was on my butt cheek. It finally made it to the surface and for lack of a better term exploded. Went to the ER was admitted and surgery done the next day to remove any effected tissue. Nothing grew when they cultured it but I was sent home with a broad spectrum IV antibiotic just to make sure. The wound was left open but was packed with gauze soaked in Dankins solution which basically a bleach and sterile water mixture. The depth of mine was just shy of 7 centimeters but had some tunneling as well. Went home three days later and have been treating it as described now for about five weeks. The opening has started to granulate in but only about a centimeter a week and according to wife went from the size that you could have put a tea cup in to now about a golf ball. I have decided to have it closed up via a v flap as the at rate it is healing it will be next February. I hate the thought of spending another month in bed but I think it is the best way to handle it.

                          I hope you heal fast and wish you the best of luck

                          Nevada

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                            #28
                            i too have been thru the vac thing twice and they were wanting to do it 3rd time however the wound nurse said no. at 3.5 deep it should heal in a few weeks or month or so. either way your treating it ok. i hated the vac both times i had it on as it was pretty painful since i have a bit of sensation.
                            T6 Incomplete due to a Spinal cord infarction July 2009

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by nevada View Post
                              I had the same thing about a month ago but mine was on my butt cheek. It finally made it to the surface and for lack of a better term exploded. Went to the ER was admitted and surgery done the next day to remove any effected tissue. Nothing grew when they cultured it but I was sent home with a broad spectrum IV antibiotic just to make sure. The wound was left open but was packed with gauze soaked in Dankins solution which basically a bleach and sterile water mixture. The depth of mine was just shy of 7 centimeters but had some tunneling as well. Went home three days later and have been treating it as described now for about five weeks. The opening has started to granulate in but only about a centimeter a week and according to wife went from the size that you could have put a tea cup in to now about a golf ball. I have decided to have it closed up via a v flap as the at rate it is healing it will be next February. I hate the thought of spending another month in bed but I think it is the best way to handle it.

                              I hope you heal fast and wish you the best of luck

                              Nevada
                              omg so sorry, hope it heals well.


                              both wound nurse and my surgeon nixed the wound vac saying it's too narrow for one, that it would be overkill.


                              thanks everyone for your experiences, this was quite scary.
                              Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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                                #30
                                WOUND is now 2cm, it was 3 just on Friday. I'm feeling a little better now
                                Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer

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