When I left for vacation three weeks ago, the wound looked really good, but it still needed a bandage. I don't have a photo from the day before I left, but here is one from May 21st, one week earlier.
To help Izzy's leg cope with the loss of pressure that the big bandage created, I am following a new wrapping protocol. Since there is no longer an open wound, I have ditched the white lotion soaked telfa pad. I am now wrapping the leg with three or four layers of thin cotton bandage followed by three or four layers of Vetwrap, wrapped just tightly enough to keep everything from falling off.
This bandage is not a pressure bandage like I was doing before, but it does apply some pressure to the leg. To "re-teach" the leg to function without the pressure, I take the bandage off each morning for three to four hours. This gives the leg's circulatory system a chance to function "normally" without the pressure of the Vetwrap. But since I replace the bandage after several hours, the circulatory system isn't over-whelmed by the increased blood flow.
It's been almost six months since the original laceration happened. The end is finally in sight (again!).