Need help! Wound vac vs. stage IV sacral wound

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    My father has a chronic stage IV sacral wound with osteomyelitis as a result from surgery in April, which left him bedridden. He can't go through surgery debridement due to his nutritional status and age so this will be ongoing. My question, wound vac vs. daily packing and wound care with Dakin's. The wound drains yellow moderate exudate. He is incontinent and has a foley catheter. Is there a wound care specialist out there somewhere? He also has undermining which is getting larger instead of smaller. Also, what would be the appropriate products to use for packing? Please help, I am desperate!

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    You need to contact your father's doctor. It is inappropriate to ask for medical advice here in this forum.
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    Sorry about your Dad's situation. It must be tough for you.
    Ditto Michigan RN's words. Check with MD. Also ask for second opinion, if necessary.

    Is he getting Home Health services? Discuss options with them, if they are involved.
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    As other members have pointed out it is against the site's terms of service to offer medical advice. Best thing to do is contact his doctor and discuss everything with them

    Closing this thread

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