Bedsores - Any tips and tricks?

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My father is in a rehabilitation facility due to a fractured hip from a fall. He has developed a bedsore on his backside, which he says it's very painful. They come and turn him every 2 hours so he is not always lying on it. He also has a recliner.

wouldn't it help if some air got to the wound? I thought if he was lying on his left side for example, and even if someone made a little hole in the back of the depends where the sore it, that might help. if he has an accident the urine won't go to the back will it?

any help is appreciated. thanks!!!

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Oh I am so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you...
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Thank you Blannie. Unfortunately, my Dad passed away 4 days after being admitted to the hospital. It happened so fast, we are still in shock. I had just talked to him about his readiness to move from assisted living back home. He said he thought we could make it, then this.
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I am so sorry Didn'tknow about your dad's pressure sores. I learned (also) the hard way when I had home health aids showering my dad. I showered him one week and discovered a tennis ball sized tumor near his groin. How had the women showering him not noticed it? I have no idea. So from that point on, I kept my eyes on my dad and now my mom. I don't trust paid help to keep me posted - I use my own eyes. I hope your dad can get better now with the help he needs.
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My dad had compression fractures and resisted movement, howling in pain when rolled. This started while in the hospital. They seemed to be improving at the rehab facility, and we had home healthcare nurse visiting weekly cleaning and dressing the sores when we moved him to assisted living. We had to take him to the hospital for a UTI and when they undressed him, he had 2 very large pressure sores I knew nothing about. The home healthcare nurse told me nothing of them, the assisted living personnel that helped dress and bathe him didn't tell me either. I was shocked and would have had him to emergency to get help much sooner if I had known. To say I am upset by this is a huge understatement.
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Depending on the exact location and size of the bed sore sometimes a doughnut will help. You can usually buy them in different sizes or make your own. If you make one, get an appropriate size of sponge rubber about 1 1/2 inches or so in thickness. Then, cut an opening slightly larger than the bedsore. The thickness of sponge rubber around the sore area will provide relief. Then apply what your Dr. recommends to the sore.
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Yes V91 I am aware about real, that is why I don't understand why they are marketing these things as such....read the fine print, I surely faux does not have same qualities as natural, Its just a fuzzysoft padding. Both faux and real are pricy either way!
This rug at Costco is huge, by far a better choice financially speaking with a scissors and a little work!
It is real sheepskin, which I want for the oils and breathability!!!
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juju faux is no good you need the natural oils in the real stuff.
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Just thought I would share here about sheepskin! I was looking up online various sheepskin medical aids....
A) many are Faux Sheepskin, which I don't understand!!!
B) very pricy...
I found a huge Sheepskin rug at Costco which would easily make several nice bedpads and any other padding needed for about what is being charged for 1 pad at the med supply sales or even just sheepskin sales
Anyway so we got that, and are going to cut it up, make what we need! with some velro and etc....
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It's amazing, isn't it? How fast these bedsores can get. I realized this when I saw dad's discolored skin. Like you said, not even 10 days, it was a hole, bleeding. Not seeping bleeding but drops rolling down. Ugh!! Fortunately, the home care nurse used to specialize in wound care when she was in the states. She's the first one I've ever seen who did that - stuff the hole with gauze. {{shudder}} But it worked!

You're right. If you don't aggressively fight it, the hole will keep going in deeper until you see the bone. I was told this by one of the gov't caregiver.
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Get on this immediately! My mother developed a small spot on her sacrum (just above tailbone) 9 months ago and within a matter of 10 days it progressed and eventually became a wound 7inx7in! We have been fighting it ever since, including weekly visits to a wound care center, fluidized bed, wound vac, home health.
A plastic surgeon explained that a pressure sore is a cone-shaped area of damage, so by the time you see evidence on the skin the damage has been done deeper.
He needs immediate attention by a wound care specialist and you'll have to be very vigilant to make sure the facility treats it right.
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