For those of you don't know I had a total proctocolectomy on June 11th of 2010. I was in the hospital for a month with complications and my butt wound developed an infection and opened up. The hole was about 7 cm deep and constantly having mucous and blood discharge.
I've been having a nurse come pack it with various dressings and that has not worked. I also had a wound vac for 3 months and that did nothing. I then had a debreidment surgery and it did nothing.
I finally got sent to see a plastic and reconstructive surgeon to have plastic surgery. He looked at the wound and said it is infected and thats why its not healing. He decided to go back to packing it with silverdine. I've been seeing him once a month for 3 months and last month he switched back to silver alginate because he said the infection was down.
I ended up seeing him last Friday and he said it was still the same. I asked if I could get a rx for Puracyn because I have heard really good things about it. So he wrote me a rx for it but the only thing is I can't find it anywhere. No pharmacies around here carry it. I can only find the OTC solution online.
They took the wound dressing out and packed it with gauze in the office. They kept pushing it and pushing it in and the pain was unbeleivable. When I pulled it out the next morning the gauze was actually almost 3 feet long packed in a 7cm hole. It started gushing blood and I was in so much pain. When the Dr packed it he said that its supposed to be packed REALLY tight. Is this true? I don't know if I can put up with it if it has to be packed THAT tight every day. Can anyone shed some light on this? Also where I can get this puracyn at?
He says that there is probably a bacteria preventing it from healing but we just dont know what.
I just want to be able to work, sit and go out again. I've lost so much because of this. Money, friends, happiness etc...