Family support dwindled except for a hearing impaired uncle who stood by his side till the very end.
When Suresh, Praveen and I visited him about two months ago, it was a really sorry state that we found him in sleeping on an iron cot without even a bed sheet on it.
Two months of persuading led to a visit to CMC PMR two days ago but due to reluctance in family support, it was not possible to admit him. The medical view was also that end was close at hand.
Let us all strive to ensure that such a case does not get repeated. We may not be able to yet reach all the newly injured in time, but let us try. If you come across any newly injured person, please do follow up on your own and try to guide; guidance on skin care is what is first needed. Bedsores kill.
May Saravanan's soul Rest in Peace.
The message for all of us is: follow skin care practices (push-ups every 10 minutes prone lying, position change every two hours and practice of skin check every day with application of coconut oil, especially in buttock areas in the morning).
If a bedsore has not healed in over a month, go to an informed doctor.