She has had five fingers amputated due to severe digital ulcers. Her health has severely declined in the past year. She is scheduled to have two more fingers amputated this month. Hyperbaric treatment has helped with the healing after surgery, but has not helped to prevent future ulcers.
She is now on three liters of oxygen constantly. I hope to find something to help her. She is on a variety of medications including coumadin, pletal, prednisone, and procardia.
Her condition is severe and not getting any better.
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Story edited 11-17-05 JTD
Story posted 01-27-06 SLE
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