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Lynn B was posted 12/30/2001 11:52 pm by Gail
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What we used for my Dad:...a featherbed, with a layer of sheepskin over that with a layer of eggcrates under the buttocks...ZINC-you can find it in with the suntan lotions etc applied several times throughout the day. The Dr can prescribe-silver----nitrate? or silversteen ---something silver---but the Zinc worked even better-its in diaper rash creme if you can't find it anyplace else. Also, a friend from this board also sent me a 'special bandage' that she uses on her husband who is confined to a wheelchair...

Most importantly you need to watch for infection! Bedsores can be totally debilitating! Extremely painful--if he is laying in bed alot try to elevate his upper body as little as possible, and have him change position often-when my Dad was at his worst we wrote it down or had him do it each time he changed position. When he was sitting up or in his wheelchair we had sheepskin and eggcrates for him to sit on.

Thank God my Dad rebounded and became more and more mobile and gained alot of his weight back...while I sat and watched my mother dying from colon cancer the only pain she complained about was her bedsores..if only I knew then what I know now...whatever you do make sure he 'lifts' when moving and doesn't 'slide'---the nurses did this to my mom-it can literally tear the layers of skin off from the sores.

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