Each day that I re-wrap, which is every other day, I am so surprised by how much better the wound looks. On Thursday, there was a definite ring of new skin.
I am including the photo below, which is kind of gross (fair warning) because it shows something really interesting. When I wrap the leg, I soak a telfa pad with my vet hospital's version of White Lotion. It's an astringent that irritates the flesh over the open portion of the wound, which prevents the tissue from over-granulating. That's what proud flesh is, over granulated tissue.
When I remove the telfa pad two days later, the wound is always covered with a thick gooey substance that has the texture of glue. This goop is the irritated tissue that would have been proud flesh. For lack of a scientific explanation, it gets melted off. Weird, huh?!
I use pieces of the cotton sheeting from the last bandage to scrape off what I can, and then I wet a hunk of the cotton and scrub away the rest of the goo. It comes off the wound easily, but I have to use my fingernails to get it off of Izzy's hair.