But first, an explanation ... I already told you I've been in the midst of a Tuesday/Thursday series of night classes for work. Tonight's class is the last one until late summer - so happy for that. Working from 6:45 a.m. until 7:45 p.m. bites. Hard.
Dr. Tolley recommended re-wrapping every other day, or every third day if my bandages looked good. My bandages always look good, but I've preferred the every other day routine as I am nosy and impatient and want to see fast results every single time. I haven't, but I am like a gambler looking for my next big win, so I keep checking every other day.
Yesterday, I unwrapped the first one, which is closing, but it's taking its own sweet time. I rewrapped it, and moved on to leg number two. Frankly, I was feeling pretty discouraged and not very hopeful and then a tad bit worried because it had been three whole days.
I always unwrap the vet wrap and cotton quickly, but I hold the hydrophilic foam pad against the wound because it does stick a bit. I didn't know that the first time I unwrapped, so Speedy got a surprise when I inadvertently yanked it off like a regular bandaid. OUCH! When I gently peeled back the foam pad, I sat back in surprise. The wound was nearly closed!
My money's on the Speedy pony!