Ellie was in a hot race, practice for the weekend, when she had a crash. She thinks that she flipped over her handlebars,
We learned a lot about road rash care last night, information that has changed since the kids first started racing. We no longer use hydrogen peroxide as it kills healthy tissue. She had to scrub out her injuries and try to make the surface as sterile as possible. Then we covered them with special gauze that has a jelly on it so that the gauze does not stick to the wound. We covered that with regular gauze and then used a variety of different methods to keep them in place. We've used a foam wrap where we can and a special tape on places like her chin. The idea is to have the wound heal from the inside out, instead of the other way around. We are to keep it moist to reduce scabbing, which would lead to scarring. It will ooze, weep and be pussy for a few days. She looks a bit like a warrior. Hopefully the healing will go smoothly.