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on July 31, 2020

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 1/2020

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Every inch of sheet I pulled back – her feet, heels, hips – more decubiti ( bedsores to the lay person), pressure ulcers to the wound care specialist standing at my left side.

“Help me turn her on her side so I can look at her sacrum.”

“Of course,” I murmured.

Down to muscle; paper thin skin spread apart from the constant pressure revealed striated cords of pinky sized tendons with yellow pus oozing out.

Caretakers failing to help her up into a chair at least twice a day, failing to encourage nutritional intake to promote healthy tissue, failing to see so much going wrong.

One more reason I’m starting to hate people.

Not my patients.

Just people.

 


2 responses to “

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I can understand stand this from both sides. This is so wrong and yet it happens so much. Thank you for caring ๐Ÿ’œ

  2. Laura says:

    This is so hard. I’m sorry. ๐Ÿ’›

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