Hello to all! Clay went to the O.R. at 10:00am. He slept through the night and did not wake up until it was time to go to the O.R. The doctor said that Clay's surgery went well. He was coming off of the anesthesia when they brought him up from the O.R. He was in pain; so, a doctor was giving him pain medication as they were rolling him down the hallways. Upon arriving to his room, his nurse sedated him. He was awake, but groggy, during our 5:00pm visit. He was allowed to have a little drink of apple juice and we had no vomiting today. Yeah!
Clay is a participant in a research study. We were asked to take part in this research study and signed the consent forms this morning. This study is being done to determine if use of the new burn wound dressing heals skin graft donor sites as well as current treatment. Patients have reported that this new dressing is less painful on donor sites. Skin was taken from Clay's calves to graft the back of his head. Two different dressings were placed on the donor sites. The current wound dressing has healed all of Clay's previous donor sites really well. If this new dressing is less painful, with better results, we were willing to give it a try.
Have a good night and thanks to all!