What you don’t want an infection 1/5/12
About a week had gone by and I noticed the incision on the leg where the muscle had been slipped was a little red. My next appointment was July 10th only a few days away. Unfortunately, when we went in I learned I had an infection in both the surgical incisions. These still had stitches. He removed the staple from my ankle and left the stitches on the leg and ankle. Then scraped both areas that were red and infected. We were all disappointed and weren’t sure what caused the problem. Maybe because it looked so good earlier we were in too big of a hurry.
Again my leg was wrapped like a cast and sent home for bed rest. I could wear the boot or surgical shoe. The surgical shoe was best as the boot was too tight and hurt the foot. For the first time I had to take an antibiotic once a day. Because of this, I had to be back on Wednesday as infections are serious.
He said it looked good and we were to repeat what we had done last week. We had another
appointment July 24th and things were progressing well. He removed the scabs with a scalpel and not a drop of blood. His skill never cease to amaze me. Then we learned he was going to be out of the country for a couple of weeks.
He wrapped my leg and put me back in the surgical shoe.He gave Max the instructions for care and wrapping. Things went well. The entire process was about six weeks and I was back to walking quite normally with caution. Infections are scary and shouldn’t be taken lightly as many amputations take place because of them.
Brough to you by Charcot Awareness Education Foundation