Bedsores/ Pressure Sores
My DH is 66, has MS, seizures and Alzheimer's-like symptoms. He spends all his time in bed, unable to get up. He wears adult diapers. I change him frequently (five to six times a day, gosh Depends are expensive). Yet Sunday he said his bottom was itchy. I looked and there were red scrtches oozing blood. Put some Desitin ointment on, mixed with First Aid cream, and covered with gauze. The home aid gave him a shower Monday and said the sores didn't look too bad to her. I called his physician, who told me to go to an Emergency room and have an MD look at him. DH refuses, afraid they'll admit him to the hospital. . He threatened to hit me. So we have here a mix of physical problems and dementia. Anybody have advice? My sister is a nurse, she told me call an ambulance. What would you do?