When the temporary splint was removed we found a very ugly pressure wound on her heal. The splint was put on incorrectly by the emergency room nurse on Saturday and extensive pressure was put on her heel. Unbeknownst to us, it has been the primary source of her pain.
It has broken my heart over & over again, thinking about her writhing and crying out in such anguish, these last few days. We thought it was her toe that was giving her such fits.
I am exhausted in countless ways. I spent the better part of the morning speaking harshly to those who were in charge of the responsible parties, doctors & nurses alike, pleading with them to consider this mistake a very important problem to remedy ... THEIR problem. It was nasty at times and I am sure if salvation could be lost in a telephone conversation, mine is gone forever.
(oh, so thankful for grace)
Thankful that she is feeling so much better already!
You can tell in this pic how she will flex her right foot
but keeps the left foot more pointed.
Notice the splint on the left having more of a 90-degree angle. Clara's foot was left in a downward position and then bound that way.