Mom had a stroke 3.5 years ago with limited use of the leg and foot. During this time her foot wants to turn inward. So after trying 2-3 braces online, we went to the Prosthetic location near us and they specialize in custom braces. It worked wonderfully! And mom loved it. We never thought to look at the bottom of moms foot, but 4 days after we had an adjustment to bring the foot more level, a blister appeared below her pinky toe and the bottom of her foot where she puts the most pressure now.
Well that was a month ago and the blister is about dime size and still red. If the bandage slips up off the sore, she turns with her foot on the floor making the sore split. This usually happens when the RAs give her a shower (bagging the foot) then putting her sock back in, pushing the whole bandage up to her ankle. The next time she stands and rotates with that foot down, there’s blood.
Since it’s been 30 days, the assisted living is now saying if if doesn’t heal in 90, she will have to move brocade she has a wound that won’t heal. Which is crap. If they would use common sense, it would have by now.
I go by and run her foot to keep extra swelling down and it’s a good day if she gets her support hose on for swelling.
A care nurse comes by once a day to redress the wound, but if the shower incident happens, she’s in a damp bandage on her ankle and only a sock covering the wound all day.
Is there anything I can do to speed up the healing so she can get back to walking (won’t let her walk or put pressure on the foot) and rid us of these threats?
I have considered asking the doctor to pop her into rehab where it can be cared for better.