Hi, I have a dear friend named Brittney who has suffered for months with a tunnel wound on her left buttock bear her vagina. She is a paraplegic so she's in bed or in her chair all the time. She had to wait weeks for a wound care doctor at a major hospital in Manchester, NH to schedule a surgery and to perform it. They told her initially they would open up the wound, clean it out, and do plastic surgery with a skin flap after they cleaned it out. They did the surgery yesterday, and instead of closing it up they have left a huge (softball sized!), grotesque open wound packed with gauze that goes all the way to her bone, roughly the size of a softball in diameter. They have a wound vac in place that is very uncomfortable. She is in extreme pain constantly.
She is not scheduled for plastic surgery for 6 weeks (leaving the open wound for whatever reason) and she is in horrendous pain, as well as very worried of infection. They have her now on a vancomycin IV and they planned to send her to a skilled nursing care facility today, but she is in such agony they have held off until after the weekend. She's used to 90 MG of oxycodone pre-surgery due to her previous pain levels, and right now they're only giving her 0.5 ml of Dilaudid every 2 hours. What can we do to get her better care? Also, can I send you a picture of the open wound so you can see it? Please help, my heart is breaking for this girl.