Surgical Wound Care After Bandage Opening?
My son is 9 months old, has a PDA heart surgery on December 10, and 12 Dy has returned home from now on. HR has been controlled by the surgeon at the second time the wound is dry. Currently the bandage hasn’t been opened waiting for a doctor’s examination on December 20th. I want to ask how to treat the wound after the bandage is opened? Since I was examined by a surgeon in BC, my surgeon noticed that the shape was slightly protruding slightly on the back of the left side to under the armpits of my child because of the wound, would the wound last forever be rather prominent forever?
Good evening Mrs. Lenny, thank you for the question.
For wound care at home after the bandage is opened, it will be instructed further by the surgeon treating your child, because the one who knows better what the condition of the surgical scar is the treating doctor. If there are parts that you don't understand, you can immediately ask the doctor. Generally the principle of post-operative wound care is to keep the wound clean, not open again, and no complications (bleeding / infection) arise. Whether the scars will continue to stand out or not, no one can be sure, because each person's wound healing is different.
I hope this helps.