I had a large abcess surgically cut open and packed with gauze. As it's been healing I change the packing and dressing everyday. After about 3 weeks I missed a day and let the packing sit in the wound for 48 hours. When I removed the dressing I could no longer see the gauze and it was completely covered with newly grown flesh. I went to the E.R and they insisted that the gauze must have fallen out somehow or I just forgot to put it in as it is impossible for new flesh to grow over the gauze. Now the gauze packing was not very thick and only 3 layers about half an inch thick and 6 inches long. At the E.R they did an X-Ray and insisted that if there was gauze inside the wound the X-Ray would see it. It did not. So at this time they say it is healing normally. Am I nuts and is this really impossible or is my wound healing with gauze inside my body? Any advice is greatly appreciated.