The foam dressing is cut to the approximate size of the wound with scissors and placed gently into position
The perforated drain tube is then located on top of the foam and a second piece of foam placed over the top. For shallower wounds, a single piece of foam may be used and the drainage tube is inserted inside it.
The foam, together with the first few inches of the drainage tube and the surrounding area of healthy skin, is then covered with the adhesive transparent membrane supplied. At this stage it is important to ensure that the membrane forms a good seal both with the skin and the drainage tube.
The distal end of the drain is connected to the VAC unit, which is programmed to produce the required level of pressure.
Once the vacuum is switched on, the air is sucked out of the foam causing it to collapse inwards drawing the edges of the wound in with it.
Fluid within the wound is taken up by the foam and transported into the disposable container within the main vacuum unit.
My Dads wound is obviously a LOT bigger than this. These sponge things come in all kinds of sizes which is great and as the 'juices' from the wound that make scabs and new skin are sucked from the bottom to the surface the skin gets a fresh supply of this wonder serum which basically grows you a new tummy! Amazing, and all natural basically.
He is now only on Paracetamol regularly, and in no pain at all.
We have 6 beautiful kittens and they are all so gorgeous and all of them have already been sold can you believe!
This is the most beautiful photo of 'BOB' as named by his new owners.
I will add a photo of each one this time so that I can remember them forever. I wont be keeping any of this litter which is a real shame as they are so amazingly cute!
Onto the band... well I am going to put a post about that later on today. Just to whet your appetite, I am strangely worried about it all...