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Pressure wounds. Oswin⛄️ 1 child; United States 169 posts
Jul 21st '14

My poor kiddo has three. At least one is infected. I've noticed his splint really bothers the one on his heel. 

Has as anyone been through this with their kid?

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Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jul 21st '14

You need to get him to a doctor right away. 

That looks extremely painful, how long has it been like this? 
What does he wear a splint for?

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jul 21st '14

Ouch. May I ask what he wears the splint for, and for how long? You may want to release it and re-apply it every couple of hours to prevent skin breakdown. Do you have any medicated ointment for the wounds? Does he wear anything other than a sock between his foot and the brace?

jessieblybly 3 kids; Delaware, OH, United States 249 posts
Jul 21st '14


I work with patients with skin breakdown and he needs to be seen by a doctor asap. The one on his heel looks horrible and it could be deeper than you realize. It could become infected if it isn't already and your son could become septic. I've had patients die from skin breakdown that has gone too long without treatment and they often start out looking like that and progress very fast.

Elle&Cole⛄️ TTC since Oct 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 32456 posts
Jul 21st '14

That one on the heel looks like a blister I had that was in the process of going septic. ER now.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 49564 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting ElleBelle (31 weeks):
That one on the heel looks like a blister I had that was in the process of going septic. ER now.


I agree 100%.

~*MommyOf2~ 2 kids; Kentucky 877 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting ElleBelle (31 weeks):
That one on the heel looks like a blister I had that was in the process of going septic. ER now.


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demongirl 2 kids; Northwest, IN, United States 449 posts
Jul 21st '14

Get him to a doc asap, he needs antibiotics and a wound care assessment/protocol put in place. These are serious, any type of adaptive equipment needs to be routinely inspected for proper fit and the area it supports needs to be assessed before it is applied and after removed for signs of pressure ulcers. 

Oswin⛄️ 1 child; United States 169 posts
Jul 21st '14

His ortho saw it when he removed his cast. (6weeks into a broken leg, three weeks more in a splint ). 

I asked for an antibiotic. He's on keflex 250MG every six hours. Now he has a third "wound" (the one closest to his toes is new) 

~*MommyOf2~ 2 kids; Kentucky 877 posts
Jul 21st '14

Quoting Buggys Mama:
His ortho saw it when he removed his cast. (6weeks into a broken leg, three weeks more in a splint ). 

I asked for an antibiotic. He's on keflex 250MG every six hours. Now he has a third "wound" (the one closest to his toes is new) 



well I'd definitely be calling his orthopedic in the morning :/ poor baby