Sep 27, 2010 - 5:40 pm
Has this happened to anyone on the site. We got thrown for a loop on my brother's recovery. He had an open incinsion on Aug 24th discharged on Aug 31st (I think it was to soon). Sent to a rehab for the care of the wound with wound vac. Sept 9 the incinsion dehescience (open up) and the transverse colon( intestines) were suck out because of the wound vac. Rush back to the hospital stayed there for almost 2 weeks.
Now my brother is in Calvary Hospital. It is mainly a hospital for the teminally ill but they also have a very good wound care unit. My brother now has a huge open wound where feces pumps out rather than through the bowels. They have a huge colosmy bag over the entire wound to capture the feces. He will need another surgery when the wound heals to repair the colon and take care of a hernia that has now form on both sides of the wound.
This is a nightmare. I don't want to put the blame on anyone but did the surgeon mess up or can this happen with someone who is very heavy after surgery.
I am exhausted. Any advice or someone who has been through this.