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by Leah McClimans, Ph.D.

In May of last year my mom was found unconscious in her apartment. She was taken to the emergency room with sepsis, and ulcers on her sacrum and heels. The sepsis was serious, but the ulcers were worse. Her clinical team had to debride them again and again. They got bigger and bigger. The ones on her sacrum were huge. Two enormous craters, vacant and gaping. She had to have a colostomy to ensure the area would stay clean, and various wound VACs were used to aid the healing process. But in the end, the surface area was simply too large.…

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