1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pressure Sores from Casts

Rachel had pressure sore develop on the tops of her feet from her last set of casts. It took about 2 days after the cast removal for the sores to fully rear their ugly heads.

This is what the right foot looked liked. The dark purple area then blistered up and opened into a stage 2 pressure sore.

Her left foot fortunately remained a stage 1 pressure sore and has not opened up.
This is Rachel's right foot with a stage two pressure sore. We are going on almost 2 weeks and it is definitely a slow healing process. Because of her compromised circulation from the spina bifida/clubbed feet combo I think the healing is going to be similar to someone with a diabetic ulcer.
Rachel can feel the sore on right foot and will pull her leg and foot away as soon as it appears you are going to look at it. Poor babe!


1 comment:

  1. Um actually, my flatmate is doing nursing and she says this isn't a pressure sore. She's not going to say what it actually is because she doesn't know, but trust me, it's not a pressure sore

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