Wednesday, July 12, 2006

One last update on my mom

My mom had her 3-month post-op MRI on Friday, and the report/doctor followup today. (For anyone who doesn't know, she had an abscessed tooth and the infection went systemic and lodged in her spine, and she nearly died.)

On Friday, she took care of a Mennonite preacher who asked her what she was nervous about. It's unusual for her to talk personally with her patients, but she told him and he put his hands on her back and prayed for her and told her she was going to be okay. She said afterward she felt peaceful and safe for her MRI because of it.

Today the doctor told her there is no further sign of infection in her spine. He also explained what he did for her surgery back in April - he cleaned up a disc that was bulging a little and causing her some numbness in her right leg and has been bothering her for about 10 years or so, so now that's gone. He took out infection/abscess from both sides of her spinal cord, both intra-spinal (in the canal) and epidural. He told her that if she doesn't have any residual pain by now, she likely won't have any. For those of you versed in back-surgery lingo, she had 4 partial laminectomies at L2, L3, L4 and L5.

Also, he told her how lucky she is to be alive. Um, but I know better than to call it luck.


Anonymous Jenn (knittyJenn) said...

yay! I'm so glad your mom got a clean bill of health. :) someone was looking over her, for sure.


2:55 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Double Yay!! So happy to hear this news!

ps. we'll try not to miss you too much while you're watching the Tour! :)

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Nicole said...

Good to hear. There's been too many close calls (and one "wasn't close enough" call with my grandmother) this summer.

But I'm glad everything turned out ok with your mom.

Enjoy the tour!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Niquie said...

yay mom! yay God! What else can you ask for? jizast

10:25 PM  
Blogger Betty said...


5:24 AM  
Blogger Sheila said...

You're blessed and I'm so glad to hear this.

7:46 PM  

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