Saturday, 16 April 2011

Update on Mary

Last September I posted about Mary, the daughter of our security guard, who was badly burnt by hot water (here's the link to the original post: Her Mum bought her to see me yesterday and here are a couple of photos showing how she is now. She's quite badly scarred but her Mum assured me that she's not in any discomfort.


  1. Oh looks like its healed really well and great movement in her arm considering involvement of axillar. If you see her mum make sure she keeps using that arm, as risk of contractures are so high.
    So pleased thats she is doing so well.
    Miss you Alison. x

  2. Thanks Becky! I was going to ask you about Mary, if there's anything else we can do to help the scars? Soon as I saw her the other day I thought to myself...I wish Becky was here, she'd know what to do!!
    Miss you too xx

  3. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
    massaging scars with moisturiser can really help keep them supple.
    The healed scarred skin is really vulnerable in the sun as melonin production isnt same in normal skin. Obviously difficult to keep her out of the sun!
    Will speak to my OT/physio colleagues who runt he scar management clinic to see if is any other simple advice!
    But moisturiser is definately the easiest andmost effective.