Happy Friday! Before I start, Wizard is home and doing well after his surgery. He had a fairly significant back surgery. It’s his second in 18 months, and something we only chose to do after many tests and consultations. But it was necessary to try to relieve increasing nerve pain in his feet and legs.
But Wizard never does anything the easy way, and during the surgery, he had the rare complication of developing a spinal fluid leak. Fortunately, the surgeon caught and repaired it before he closed up. Unfortunately that required Wizard to stay in the hospital for another day. He had to lay flat on his back for 24 hours (he couldn’t get up for any reason), with nurses assessing him every hour. He had a long, miserable night, but once the 24 hour period was up, they began sitting him up to see if the repair held. Youngest Son (BLB) and I were there, and we held our breath, waiting to see if he developed the telltale headache, vomiting or other signs of a spinal fluid leak. If the repair didn’t hold, they’d have to take him back into surgery.
But Wizard was symptom free (other than pain from the surgery). In another hour, they had him out of bed and walking with the aid of a walker. And a couple of hours after that, we were able to take him home. Whew! That was a huge relief! We are very grateful for the excellent medical care he received.
It’s a little crazy, though, Wizard is two for two on rare complications. First he had a rare complication on his eye surgery that required a second surgery, and now this on his back surgery that landed him in the hospital for another day.
This obviously proves me right when I saw Wizard is complicated!
So what’s new with you guys? How’s your week been? Any plans for the weekend?
Hope everyone has a great weekend!