I had noticed the side of the dressing looked red and told the ortho surgeon who said that was normal. When we finally got in to see them, the nurse said that is not normal and that her whole foot was suggestive of Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) so she was sent down for x-ray and we awaited the results.
Surgeon said it looked okay. The sore is very very close to the bone. He was advised by the same nurse to put a VAC dressing on it for 2 weeks at least. He thought that would be a good idea, so we were sent home with that attached to the pressure sore, with a few metres of tubing and a noisy machine to help heal her sore quicker.
Went back today to get the VAC re-dressed and on cleaning her sore, it started bleeding. They applied pressure for 10 minutes and it wouldn't stop, so they decided no VAC dressing today as it would continuously drain blood from her foot and went back to the old solosite gel and dressing.
I asked them to do a bone scan to rule out the bone infection as it doesn't normally show up on x-ray when it's in the early stages. They would not do it. So, we were sent home until Monday when we go back for them to check it again and put VAC dressing back on.
He even said today that he would be taking her off the AB's on Monday. I will not be doing that though, as her foot is still so red, swollen and sore that infection is still obvious and that's not just the pressure sore, it's her whole foot.
I am so annoyed and frustrated they will not listen and do the bone scan, as I have been right every other time! Think it will be time for a second opinion soon. I decided to go to her G.P on the way home and he has organised a bone scan, soonest I can get her in is Thursday.
Just given this surgeons past history of being wrong just about everything, I am not willing to sit and wait for the infection to be chronic before he decides on a bone scan.
For those of you that may be interested in seeing her foot now, here is the link to the photo on photobucket.