Tuesday, 14 June 2011


Well after 3 sleepless nights of Violet being in pain with her foot and after using Panadol and Nurofen and then resorting to Morphine last night and it still not helping her pain, I took her in first thing this morning to the hospital.

CNC took a swab from the ulcer and decided to change her dressing to a silver impregnated foam dressing called Mepilex Ag.

Surgeon came in and has now decided after 4 months of not walking and not healing quickly enough that he will surgically close the ulcer and clean it thoroughly as he was thinking a few months ago. He said otherwise it would be several more months before it healed completely.

This is just way too long for any child to endure, let alone a child that is normally mobile.

Surgery should be in the next 2 weeks. We are awaiting a date from theatre.

After surgery, she will be on AB's again and incision should take 2 weeks to heal and then hopefully with everything crossed small amounts of weightbaring may just begin! Again not allowed to go straight into weightbaring constantly or walking straight away as her ulcer will be very soon to reappear if she does too much too soon.

Here is the latest photo of it.


Alison said...

What an unbelievable ordeal this has been. I'm so glad they are doing something a bit more pro-active. I can't wait to see Violet back on her feet.

Missy said...

I have to admit I would be feeling a little cross with the whole situation, wondering if the surgical closure could have happened a little sooner?

What an ordeal this has been for you and of course for Violet.

I so hope that this is the key to this nasty ulcer and that very soon Violet is up and about, taking advantage of the surgery she had initially to improve her foot.


Kristen said...

Oh, that looks just awful!! Can't imagine enduring that for much longer. Glad to hear it's getting fixed soon and hope it's a speedy recovery.

Samantha said...

I can't wait to see Violet back on her feet! What a mess this whole thing has been, I hope this will be the final chapter xo

Belinda said...

Hoping this will be the answer!

Look forward to Violet getting back on her feet!


April said...

Oh my goodness! Hopefully this can take care of it once and for all!!