Edit 3/13/13: The feeling/movement is gone and she is once again a paraplegic, she had 2 weeks to start feeling her legs, by the doctors figures. My Mother is now numb from the lowest ribs down for 2 weeks now and we must face all the fact that she will be a paraplegic for the rest of her life. She and Dad must face trials they shall have to face for her disabilities. From being in the wheelchair, to being catheterized and carrying a bag for urine to diapers for the rest of her life. Her Sewing on her machines (which the adores will be a problem without feet to operate, no driving etc). This is going to be a time of mourning and trials as she/we learn to adjust to this new life challenges… her artwork with her hands, thankfully she will continue and will be a MUST for her to work with to escape her new situation. We, are all greatly saddened by this.
Edit: 4:23pm (Mountain Time): New UPDATE to the update: Good news folks, my Mother can feel her legs now when the doctor touches them! Yay!!!!
This is a short update here:
My Mother is out of surgery, it went well and she is doing well (all things considered). However there are complications, the signals to her legs weren’t/aren’t there. But she could wiggle her toes very slightly… she could be a paraplegic if things don’t improve. My Father, Rick and I believe that if they hadn’t dong the surgery she would have become a paraplegic… we hope and pray that this is only a temporary setback as she could slightly wiggle those toes.
The mass that they thought was an encrusted area of infection was the damage to the surrounding tissues from her vertebrae that had disintegrated.
Please, continue to keep my Mother in your thoughts and prayers, as she heals. God bless her and give her great strength through this difficult healing process. And God bless my father and the friends that made it out to the hospital to help distract my father during the long surgery today.
I am going to arrange a way to come up and stay with Mom and Dad for a week or so to help out, when Mom gets out of the hospital… it’s the least I can do.
To see my previous post and find the link to sign the get well card: