Who told me about Juven? 2-15-22

A reader made us aware of Juven, a supplement to aid in wound healing. Please contact me at maryehazel2020@gmail.com. We have some questions about side effects. Thanks!

15 thoughts on “Who told me about Juven? 2-15-22

  1. Kim

    You may as well buy a Collagen supplement. The product you mention here appears to have additives that may be a waste of money. There is a collagen superfood supplement that could be helpful – for both of you.

  2. Heidi

    Wow, sounds good but I would not try this unless the doctors approve this supplement. It should not be given to people with renal insuffientcy. He seems to be compromised with the vascular problems already and you wouldn’t want to add to his problems unaware. I am a retired nurse and I would be cautious.

  3. Angie from Baltimore

    Did they say anything about silver cream? My mastectomy incision wasn’t healing so they prescribed Silver Cream and it really helped in the healing.
    Open wounds are scary to the caregiver because the patient isn’t usually bothered (men)

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Angie – we’ll, ain’t that the truth? I know it’s harder to be the caregiver than to be the patient! We are using Santyl which is like the Silver Cream.

  4. Marilyn from SD

    When my mom had a wound on her ankle about three years ago, the doctor used Silver Cream. It really did help. She now has another wound and we are using Santyl which is a collagenase ointment. The doctor has also encouraged that mom eat lots of protein to help with the healing process. I even found an oatmeal that has extra protein. It does take time to heal these wounds. Hang in there!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Marilyn from SD – we are using Santyl in the wound and he’s taking an iron supplement as well as eating protein.

  5. NancyTD

    Hang in there, but don’ take anything that was not prescribed by his doctor. He is too close to surgery time. I know this is hard and you are doing a GREAT a job as a caregiver. You need a hug from us all. That is a lot of them!!! Have a great day.

  6. Kris in WI

    Mary–Not totally off topic, but my husband just asked how things were on the rat front. I told him you have more important things on your mind these days. He says for Rick to follow his wife’s instructions, “Yah, ya gotta keep movin'” Now if I could only get him (my hubby with Parkinson Disease) to do that! I wanted you to know that your friends out here are thinking about you.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kris in WI – I caught 8 rats so far but nothing in the last week or so. I can see where they’re still digging however so the trap goes there every night. One of my traps is not working anymore and I’ll need to call Amazon for a return. Tell your husband I’m not giving up yet!

  7. Patty Rhoades

    My husband’s Dr prescriped Juven for healing on his elbows and ankle. It is costly. Our Daughter orders from Amazon. It takes a long time to heal. His elbows are doing real good but ankle is painful most of the time. He goes to Wound Clinic every Thurs.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Patty Rhoades – this sounds our life right now. They warned us at Mayo that it is a long process to get it to heal from the inside out and we’ve only been doing this since last fall – his wound happened in May from the lawn thatcher.

  8. Cindy K

    I’ve been through the wound healing process twice with my son. He was born with spinal bifida, has little to no sensation from the thighs down, and is in a wheelchair. When he was 11 he burnt his foot when we were traveling with my parents in their RV. He had his foot resting against the motor housing for several hours. We didn’t realize how hot that got and he received a third-degree burn. That took a year to heal using the silver cream. Then right after high school, he developed two pressure wounds on his bottom. Those took about three years to heal. He had to use a wound pump, then Santyl, and Prisma matrix covering later, many doctor visits and debridements. I thought things would never heal. Be patient and know you are doing the best you can.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Cindy K – oh, your poor little boy! I don’t know about silver cream but I’m guessing that Santyl is similar – we put it right into the wound. There are days when I think I cannot do this one more time and then I get over it. Were the pressure wounds caused by sitting in the wheelchair all the time? Rick’s ankle was poked by the lawn thatcher last May! That has been 10 months ago! Oh, we also use something called Adaptic, a mesh covering for the wound. We will be going back for debridement again on 2-25.

      1. Cindy K

        My poor little boy is now 27. I can’t believe he is that age already. Part of the cause for the pressure wounds was from sitting so much., but he also has no sensation in that area of his body and would plop down on the floor/ground not realizing he was hurting his body. Part of his recovery was laying on his stomach and lots of protein. I know it can be discouraging when it doesn’t seem like there is little improvement, but then suddenly the healing happens quickly. My son is very careful now as he doesn’t want to ever have that issue again. I hope he doesn’t either. He lives on his own 2 hours away and it would be difficult for me to manage the dressing changes.

        1. Mary Etherington Post author

          Cindy K – I, too, wish this was behind me! We are looking at months more

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