I was buoyed all along by the visiting nurse who assured us that, gross as it looked, the wound was actually healing nicely. I was left to reassure the skeptical school staff who questioned the length of the process and were skeptical about its efficacy.
So all of you grappling with bed sores: don't be disheartened. Ignore those alarming Google sites and images. You just need plenty of patience and plenty of these special, expensive bandages - which our visiting nurse lavished on us.
These are photos of the three layers of bandages, and how they were layered:
First the gray flannel
|For the first month, the Octenilin went under the grey flannel. Second month: |
the Flaminal. Third month: no medication
Has anybody tried either of these? I intend to give propanolol a shot because results were virtually immediate. I just need an obliging doctor who'll write the script.
Tomorrow we are off to visit another neurologist; plodding onward in our quest for that elusive diagnosis. At the very least I hope to come home with that propanolol script.