Severe Pain Continues After Amputation Of The Right Little Toe?
Good morning. My mother has Type 2 Diabetes, she is around 68 years old. About a month ago one of her toes became infected until it was black, at that time severe pain was felt. The doctor suggested that his finger be amputated. It turned out that after the toe was amputated, severe pain was still felt to this day even though the wound had begun to improve, my mother could not even rest for so much pain for weeks. Pain will stop for a while when given anti-pain medication, after that it relapses again. Once my mother had to be taken to the ICU because of shortness of breath and unconsciousness. He even always asked to go home because he could not bear the pain. To this day he is still lying weak in the hospital, delirious, groaning in pain all day. Please advise and instructions. thank you
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A history of injuries and amputations in the finger
feet, but now the complaint is still painful
also felt despite the amputation of the finger
already lasted one month ago, then
this condition is related to neuropathy
or pain in the nerves due to inflammation
and the initial process of nerve damage in patients
with gangrene wounds and diabetes.
Although gangrene wounds are generally not
cause severe pain, but sometimes
patients with gangrene or diabetic injuries
foot can feel pain complaints with
varying intensities, in the form of either
complaints of burning sensation, interest, pain
stabbed, or like a shot pain.
Each patient can feel pain complaints
with diverse descriptions, however which
surely this pain complaint is very disturbing
patient and patient calm in time
care. Pain in patients with diabetic ulcers
often caused by:
1. extensive infection
2. vascular ischemia
3. nerve damage in the initial stages
Therefore, handling infection,
inflammation, control blood sugar levels, as well
Foot care and gangrene will be
help with gangrene wound care
well, prevent the expansion of gangrene wounds, and
prevent the emergence of gangrene wounds in patients
with diabetes. Give support
morally and help give
emotional calm in the patient is expected
can provide emotional calm to
patients with complaints of pain
disturb. Therefore, during the patient
still in the hospital, then you and your family
can submit treatment and recovery
directly to the surgeon or officer
medically responsible for
treatment and recovery of this gangrene wound.
You and your family can pay attention
wound care done by parties
medical officer, so that if your mother has
home from the hospital, you or a member
other families can provide care
appropriate. So, providing moral support to your parents and calming your parents is a step that you can work on, in addition to providing positive support to the medical officer responsible.
Because ganggren wound care and patient care after amputation is a long or time-consuming treatment process, patience and routine visits to the doctor and continuing plans for the treating doctor are steps that can be taken during the recovery period of patients with gangrene or diabetic foot.
Discuss directly with the doctor who is caring for your mother regarding recovery and the effort that can be done by the family in helping care.
Some other things also need to be considered by patients, such as:
1. avoid stress or anxiety
2. more calm in undergoing treatment
3. Inadequate nutritional needs according to your doctor's recommendations
Thus the info we can convey.