wound vac is now off but...

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 5/17/2007 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
Yesterday my wound vac was disconnected after having it on for a few months.  My nurses kept my Dr up to dat with the progress of the inscision, size etc.  I also took pictures of the inscision to bring with me so he could visualize the progress as well.  Now that it is off I am happy but there is weeping at both of the parts that are still not completely healed.  The bottom portion of the wound is where my abscess made a fistula to.  It looks like it may have more of a pus comsistancy than the weeping from the upper portion of the wound still healing.  The gauze gets yellow when it absorbs the fluid.  The fluid from the upper part is very thin where as the lower is a bit thicker. 
It was going to come off 2 weeks ago but then when I flushed my drain part of the saline came out at the bottom of the wound.  It stopped doing that and of last night it did come through a small bit.  My doctor does know it also comes out from around the edges of my stoma.
My nurse comes back tomorrow to check the wound.  Should I be concerned and call the doctor today or wait until tomorrow until the nurse sees it?  I am still on antibiotics so I am not freaking out I just dont want that darn vac back on.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.

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