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Pressure wounds. Oswin⛄️ 1 child; United States 157 posts
21st Jul

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 2 kids; Ontario 46204 posts
21st Jul

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?

Squeaky McGee [8 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65202 posts
21st Jul

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 Due October 7 (girl); 2 kids; Delaware, OH, United States 248 posts
21st Jul


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 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23215 posts
21st Jul

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

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46204 posts
21st Jul

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%.

~*Mommy2BeOf2~ Due December 3 (girl); 1 child; Kentucky 818 posts
21st Jul

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 300 posts
21st Jul

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 157 posts
21st Jul

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) 

~*Mommy2BeOf2~ Due December 3 (girl); 1 child; Kentucky 818 posts
21st Jul

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