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gangrenous toes

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  • Posted By: Ellepm
  • August 17, 2008
  • 07:52 PM

My mother-in-law has gangrenous toes on her right foot since last month and is in constant pain. She is confined in the hospital. Considering her age, 84, and her renal failure (she has been undergoing peritoneal dialysis for 1 1/2 years 6 days a week), we are all confused as to the treatment that's right for her. Most of her doctors recommend amputation. Her blood pressure has lowered to, on the average, 80-100/50-70. Is it a good idea to have her leg amputated? If not, what is the best treatment for her gangrene? Does she need more specialized tests? Are her blurry vision and low blood pressure complications of gangrene?

Please shed light on this matter. :confused:

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