Silver dressings are working very very well, which is great news. If only they had listened to me months ago about using them! They said to me that "it's just a matter of finding the right dressing and in turn the one that will work". Well, from all my friends including nurse friends who have used them and knew they worked surely a hospital would know they work for ulcers, as there is enough literature on the internet to support it.
Still have a long way to go though unfortunately. I was told yesterday that once this ulcer does heal, she will not be able to walk on it much as it could easily come back or break the surface where it has healed...not the best news to hear! If only she hadn't got this ulcer at all or at the very least it wasn't located under her foot! The worst possible place when you have just gone through orthopaedic surgery, so can't walk and could in fact hinder her surgery altogether with this huge delay and in the loss of feeling and indentation it will leave!
Hoping it will be healed very soon as it had now been 13 ½ weeks and counting of no walking and no REAL baths, she is still in her bath chair and receiving sponge baths only.
Orthopaedic surgeon was there to see her aswell and I mentioned to him that when I look back at my photos of her ulcer, it makes me still feel sick. He told me I "should delete them". Which I can tell you right now, I won't be. He was also very surprised it was not closed over yet! Well it was a massive ulcer, what does he expect?
Here is yesterday's photo
We re-dress it on Tuesday.