My father needs to have a lumbar puncture but he cannot get one because he has a slight bedsore in his lumbar area and the doctor will not perform the puncture until the bedsore is completely healed. The doctor said it will heal in 2-3 weeks but it's been 2 months and the sore still exists.
This bedsore is on an "iliac crest" and my father has had several sores in the same place. This sore is white (slightly pink) and very slightly swollen on the outside (maybe scar tissue?) and slightly more pink in the pea-sized middle. Except for this very slight pink color the skin looks healed. We have seen a doctor and he said we should use marigold lotion and we have but I'm not even sure it has improved at all. This is very, very frustrating for my whole family. What should we do? We even bought him a special mattress. Are there any injections, any tests that can show what it reacts to, anything else that we can do?