• In fact, the smaller incision is an aid in the typical packing process: using laparotomy pads (lap-pad, lap-sponge or lap, as in gimme a moist lap -- the saying of which in another context ((particularly with you in front of it)) might deserve a slap in the face but herein is a request that the scrub hands you a moistened sponge for packing) folded in whatever way you were taught or in a