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  • Stupid wheelchair "accident"

    I usually wear a leg strap when I'm in my electric chair, but decided not to one day because I was at home and didn't think it necessary.

    I notice my chair pulling to the left: my foot is wedged behind the caster. I had someone there who also couldn't free it, it was tightly wedged in. I wasn't sure how much pressure was being delivered so I wound up calling 911. It took three strong guys to free the foot. It took them about a minute. (Might have had a glass of wine earlier).

    My foot was a bit bruised, but the only real damage was to my ego. It was embarrassing to sit there looking like someone who can't even drive a chair, and they send over a full fire truck with lights flashing and an ambulance.

  • #2
    Sorry. You should have an Xray of your foot to see if you broke anything. Watch out for any AD due to this as well.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    • #3
      I have done that a few times, which is why Ialways wear shoes for some protection. I generally pull the pin on the foot rest and can then get my foot out. I thought about the doctor, but if it was broken they would put me in a boot or cast and tell me to stay off it. Lol so I skipped it and just kept a eye on it and in a short boot. I fortunately have not had any ad issues in my 3 years

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      • #4
        That would have been terrifying. I have caught blankets in those little castors which is a PITA~
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
          Sorry. You should have an Xray of your foot to see if you broke anything. Watch out for any AD due to this as well.

          (KLD)
          I didn’t get an X Ray, but my foot is now swollen, and slightly red in the outer side. No A.D. though.
          Last edited by xsfxsf; 02-10-2018, 05:45 AM.

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          • #6
            Please see a physician! You may have sustained a fracture, and the redness in your foot could be early cellulitis. If so, it is best to catch it and treat it early.

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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            • #7
              I’ll see one as soon as possible. The redness is minimal, to me this looks like the DVT I had in the same leg seven years ago. Swelling in foot, maybe leg, compared to other foot/leg. I hope it’s not that because I hated taking Coumadin, which I was on for a while, before the Coumadin had really dangerous side effects and landed me in the hospital for weeks.

              Edit: had it checked out, just an ankle sprain.
              Last edited by xsfxsf; 02-13-2018, 02:04 AM.

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