After 6 years of being in the caregiving business I thought I had seen it all, but about a month ago my husband came home from the wound doctor with a new machine. Remember my post about the pressure sores that I posted and put the warning "not for the weak", well Dennis's pressure sores are doing great but they want to speed one up. He started out with five and we are now down to two but the one on his heel they had a round table meeting of doctors and decided to use a machine to speed up the process. Here is where I am going to insert a picture of the pressure sore so this is a WARNING!!
This is the suction that keeps going 24/7. They think we will be done in 4 weeks! Sounds good to me since we have been at this since last April. It's been a long year and Thank God and His everlasting faithfulness it's over.
This pressure sore has gotten a lot better since this picture was taken. So now they are putting on a vac machine. It has some foam that you put on the wound and then tape on the leg. It draws the capillaries to the top and then the wound will heal faster. Great, I'm all for it. My only question was why did we not do this 6 months ago? I'm sure there is a reason but anyway here is a picture of the vac machine.