I haven’t been able to see mom yet but wanted to share a little bit of info in case I can’t get an update out right away today.
As Heather mentioned, mom was moved to the ICU last night. I’m hoping to see her shortly and start to get some information.
Yesterday’s surgery recap: they removed some bone in her spine because of the ruptured discs and to be able to reach the fluid that is seeping from her lower back towards the top of her back. That fluid is the cause of her pain and removing it should help though don’t yet know to what extent. They’re not doing any test on the bone but rather on the fluid. Getting those results will take 12 - 72 hours. That’s important because the antibiotics she’s on haven’t been able to reduce the infection; it’s only been getting worse even though it’s a strong antibiotic and the dose is a high, continuous one.
I’ll know more with the next update, hopefully later this morning.