There is no way to bandage this wound, it would be impossible. She has been at the vets for three days, sutured twice in which the sutures came out, so now it has to heal on its own time. My vet works with me both at home and at the hospital, its not like I am doing this on a whim.
I have worked for vets for over 30 years and trust me, I do know how to care for wounds. This wound has been cleaned and flushed numerous times over and over. I have gloves at home at all times along with alot of different type of stuff, including betadine solution and scrub, chlorhexadene, etc.
Yes, that is a part of the wound that did stay stitched, so I am not taking it out, maybe it will hang in there and seal that part. There are some loose disolveable sutures still in the muscle part, will take them out as they get looser, or leave them in if they stay.
She was stalled for three days, did not eat a bite of food and drank less than 1/2 bucket of water(rubber 5 gallon bucket), plus paced and paced the whole time. She is nearly impossible to get anything resembling a tube, syringe, etc in her mouth, she fights so bad and pulls away that the wound just keeps gaping open. She is swollen like the Pillsbury Dough boy from air seeping under the skin, but until it starts to seal, nothing can be done about it.
As soon as she stepped off the trailer here at home where Left Eye is, she walked to the trough and drank and drank and drank, then started eating. So, she will not be going back into a stall.Her wound care is ongoing daily and sometimes twice daily. Antibiotics also.