I was just thinking that the ET's at Edgepark might be willing to take a look ... I don't use my camera phone to know the quality of pic they take.
Is it still oozing? Any changes? Was the blood clotty? (sorry for the detailed questions) Did it have an odor to it?
So, what would have caused this pressure sore? Was it something that you wore, or some activity that caused that area to rub against something, maybe where you work? Seatbelt in your car?
AHHH - HAAAA !!! I would definitely wear some loose clothes tomorrow! I think we may have figured it out.... now we can go to bed!
I know just what your talking about. I have had the same thing. Appliance put on and then 4 days later when I took it off there was a huge hole right underneath my stoma, I was totally freaked out. It was about 3 inches deep and nothing but a biiig hole. I went that day to my surgeons office (she was in thank goodness). They admitted me to the hospital and started me on a wound vac. The surgeon said she had never seen anything like that before where the hole just appeared right under the wafer. She really felt like it was from bad blood flow to the skin. I had a previous C-Section with alot of scar tissue and then the Proctolectomy/Ileostomy on top of that. It was about the size of a tennis ball. The wound team had to do some fancy work to get my wafter to stick over the wound vac material. After I got out of the hospital I wore the wound vac for about a month or so and the wound completely healed. I still have a big scar with a small indention but I don't have any trouble with my wafer sticking.
I hope everything turns out well, I'm sure it will. I would have never thought my hole could heal, but the wound vacs work wonders.
So, what's the update on your wound? Has the seeping slowed down? How's it look - any better?
The ET nurse didn't seem overly concerned, she just gave me a couple different dressings to try under the wafer and sent me home. She said to come back next week, and if it wasn't better they'd send me to dematology.
Anyhow, for a while, I had to change the wafer every 12 hours. But now it's been on since I saw the doctore, which was Friday. So, hopefully it's better under there! Either that, or the dressing they put on it there is working really well. I'm planning on changing the wafer tomorrow, so we'll see what's under there then. I'm scared to look! LOL.