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Hi Wound Care Specialists
I am not a WCCS I am a L and D nurse who is caring for a family member with a pressure sore. It was not detected until it had progressed to tunneling because this person is not bed or chair bound and is an active 78 yo. Noticed some drainage and blood on her panties and asked me to look at it. Long story short we have been to the WCclincic have had bone scans to check for osteomylitis, had a ct scan to check for tunneling vs rectal fistula and several debridement episodes. The wound is on her coccyx and buttock.
I am so out of my element but am learning. The WCC Dr has had me changing tx modalaties every week from acquacel to silvadene to vaseline gauze. Nothing was helping very much. I ordered some stuff called DermaWound from the internet. Itseems to be made up of sugar and Vit C. I have heard that one of the treatments used in the past is sugar and or raw honey.
The wound seems to be getting smaller but the tunneling stays the same. There is no longer any foul odor but drainage in copious amts continues.
Anybody got any suggestions? I am losing faith in the Drs and am looking for some experienced nursing advise