gryhndsr4us Posted August 18, 2008 Share Posted August 18, 2008 With the search option not working I am unable to look for info. I was trying to find info on the honey used in wound treatment. One of our fosters had a tumor removed from her hind leg. The wound is too large to stitch closed and will have to heal from the inside out. I was wondering if the honey would help with this or if anyone has any other suggestions. Here is the info I received: They could not close the wound due to the amount of tension on the skin. It will have to heal from the inside out (granulation.) They debrided more of the borders and put in anchor sutures around the perimeter. They packed the 4" diameter by 1/4" deep hole with sterile gauze and covered it with a piece of surgical sheet. They ran a tubular gauze zigzag through the anchor sutures to hold the packing in place. I have to remove the packing twice a day and re-pack the hole. That causes immense pain. It will take 2 of us each time. This will take months to heal. Poor puppy: Quote Sue ,Sky and Dood, Bridge angels Clark, Gypsy, Dreamy and Sneakers, Oshkosh,WI Heartbound Greyhound Adoption<p> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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