By Anonymous Latest Reply 2018-01-11 07:37:48 -0600
Started 2018-01-08 19:29:58 -0600

at home trying to recover and heal my foot. Had surgery due to an injury that happening in December. stepped on a rusty wire on right heel, caused infection, had to have surgery.
Doctor told my family body in septic shock, foot drained of pus. Stayed in hospital for 12 days with constant IV antibiotics being administered. skin color slowly returning to norm.
Nurse visits my home to give antibiotics via IV every morning.

My Doctor, a podiatrist, changed my bandage and says to see him once a week to change dressings. It used to be that the nurse changes my dressings every morning. Is this okay to do? Since I was just diagnosed with diabetes just 8 months ago, I am not sure if this is a good thing to do, wait a week before my dressing is changed? Need advice, shouldn't the dressings be changed every day? Please help me, need an answer ASAP. Don't want to wait too long to address this.

thank you

2 replies

Pegsy 2018-01-11 07:37:48 -0600 Report

If it were me I would change my own dressings every day. If for no other reason than to get a good look on a daily basis at how the wound is healing. You can always call your podiatrist and tell him that you plan to do this and see what he says. Just my unprofessional opinion.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2018-01-10 19:35:43 -0600 Report

Personally, I would not be on the internet asking people who are not doctors for help. I would call the surgical unit or my primary care doctor and ask that question.

Why didn't you ask the podiatrist when he told you that or call the podiatrist and ask that question. You will get a faster answer from them then you would on here.