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Old 12-11-2004, 02:44 AM   #1
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Doctor screwed up my Mom's foot....

This same time last year my Mom (who is 72) had a bone spur removed from the heel of her left foot. For some odd reason the doctor who did this used one of those small microscopes and went through her heel. This left a small hole on one side and a much larger hole on the other.

After four months the larger hole had not yet healed. This scared me and my Mom since she is type 1 diabetic and we have heard that injuries to the lower extremeties can be dangerous. Thank God she didn't develop ganggrene or anything.

After hobbling around on this bad foot, walking just on the toes of her left foot, my Mom finally went to see another doctor who did a doppler scan on her left leg and found that the large vein in that leg was blocked, thus preventing the hole from healing.

The doctor inserted a stint into my Mom's leg and it opened her artery so blood could get to the unhealed foot. The foot healed but it had healed too fast and left a hard indentation in the side of her heel - like a large callouse.

She has been unable to walk on this foot normally now for a year, and recently she went in to have therapy on the foot and the therapist caused her a lot more pain and she stopped going.

My mom is in constant pain from this foot and we are all at a total loss what to do to help her. She made an appointment to see a foot specialists, but after having her foot already screwed up by the last doctor and the therpist causing her all that pain with a crummy foot massage you can understand our apprehension.

If you have any suggestions at all we would be very grateful to hear them. Thank you.

- Doug C.

 
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