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Thank you so much gingerw! I will definitely be making calls to the places you listed. I was in the hospital for 6 days after surgery, and surgeon had ordered a wound vac to be on my foot. After one day the wound vac broke and I waited for 6 days for a replacement to be provided. It was never done and they just gave me oral anti-biopics daily. The nurses were supposed to change bandages daily, but were busy and short-handed, so I changed the bandages by myself with only the saline that was provided in the room.
After the 5th day , the hospitalist Dr .still had no expected date to get the wound vac replacement in. I spoke with a Home Health doctor that said the HH could get a wound vac set up at home .
I told the hospitalist this and asked if I could be discharged and get home vac set up at home. He refused with no explanation so I left AMA and went home and set up the HH. It has been 10 days, with no treatment except cleaning and changing bandages with saline by nurses every other day. I don’t have any idea why this had been such an impossible nightmare. I am afraid of losing my foot or worse and the medical people don’t seem to give a damn!
I have full Medicare AND Tricare for Life insurance, so I know it’s not that. I am going to get medical transport to take me to UT Southwestern Hospital emergency room in Dallas to see if they will do something. I believe the infection had gotten to my bones because both of my legs have stayed numb for 2 days .
I will call the places you mentioned to see if they can help in any way.
Im going stir crazy because of isolating myself from others to keep this from spreading to others.
I am so very blessed to have stumbled on to this website to let me vent about all of this.
I am 66 years old and this is the first time I’ve had any problem with getting treatment from hospital, doctors and home health. Is this how people are treated after they reach Senior status everywhere or is it me?
I apologize for not putting a photo, but I do not know how to do it. After I get better I will have someone help me add on my profile .Thank all for reading and welcome solutions to help.
God Bless This Community!!

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