Junie's Place: Update on Charles- (and getting ready for tomorrow-)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Update on Charles- (and getting ready for tomorrow-)


Have to say things are looking better tonight than they did yesterday morning-although you may not think so when you see these pictures...

OK~Yes-they do look bad but we feel it's the beginning of the healing process for C.'s injured leg!

This is the situation we had to deal with... the hit to the leg had caused this to happen!

( hematoma |ˌhēməˈtōmə| ( Brit. haematoma)
noun ( pl. -tomas or -tomata |-ˈtōmətə|) Medicine
a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues.)

 The pictures show the damage done...and we know it will not heal quickly but we do believe it will heal! It has to heal from  deep inside- outward!

This dressing will have to be changed every day for awhile...we hope not a LONG while.  It will have to be packed with the gauze  as the pictures show my daughter, Tina doing it!  She says she will come do it daily. I hope she can because I don't think I can do it.

You can see how deep this wound looks but actually, it's much bigger than the picture shows...it goes deep and wide (in a circle) under what we see in the picture.

Tina changing the dressing...

You can see by the gauze she removed how big the wound underneath is! 
This removal has to be done very carefully and slowly...with a liquid wound wash solution poured on as you work.

The new gauze goes in, wet with the same wound solution, and has to be pushed in deep.

Here Tina is packing the wound with new gauze.

I can't do that!!!

Charles says he feels a lot better now. He's been in constant pain for more than 2 weeks, so this is good to hear!

YES!  Things are getting better!

Even as I'm showing you these bad looking pictures...The girls and Dan are decorating our dining and living room for our celebration tomorrow!
  :) We'll enjoy our Easter-
AND our 50th wedding anniversary party!


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At 9:58 PM , Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Ooh that smarts.

At 11:10 PM , Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

Oooo, it looks like it's very tender. I'm glad Charles feels better though. I hope it continues to heal well....and quickly. Happy Easter Junie...


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