Disclaimer: DO NOT attempt to do this yourself! It may appear easy, but it isn't. If the bandage is wrapped too tightly, you will cut off circulation to the body part and end up with MAJOR problems. If the bandage is applied too loosely, it will fall off and be of no use, and possibly cause greater damage to the wound site. Vet wrap will also slowly tighten up after it is applied. It may seem to be "just right" when first applied, then become too tight over the course of several hours, and again that will lead to MAJOR problems. See a professional if this type of bandage is required.
***WARNING -- surgery wound pics ahead!***
*sigh* Here we go again.
Removing inside layers of old bandage (the brown stain is a bit of seepage from the wound)
Here's the beginning of the wound
Removing the last stirrup
Mom, I really
want to lick it.
And the wound itself. The dark red is the granulation tissue that is replacing the removed tumor. The white specks in the granulation tissue is the skin starting to regrow. The stitches will probably stay in for a bit longer.
A non-stick pad is added over the wound, then the site is wrapped in bandaging. The long hanging pieces of tape are called "stirrups", and they are attached directly to the skin. Once the bandaging is complete, the stirrups will be folded back over the bandage and will prevent the bandage from falling off.
Are we done yet?
More bandage material
Wrapping around the foot (his nails are peeling because they've been wrapped up for a long time).
After the first layer of bandage is done, the splint is added. It prevents Indy from bending his ankle and splitting the wound open.
More bandage material is added to hold the splint in place.
Now a layer of gauze is added to hold all the bandage material in place.
The stirrups are folded up and stuck to the bandage.
Once the stirrups are fastened, the vet wrap is applied in layers.
How about now?
Once the hearts are added, we're done!
Never make someone a priority in your life when that someone treats you like an option.