Jodi is tentatively scheduled for surgery tomorrow. How things go today will determine whether or not we proceed. The lumbar drain is turned off and we’re hoping the CSF leak has miraculously stopped so surgery won’t be necessary (she was leaking significantly as recently as yesterday afternoon). So, today is probably our last shot at avoiding a second surgery. If she does require surgery the doctors will go in through the same incision as last time and take more fat grafts to pack the area tightly in an attempt to stop the fluid leak for good. The same basic risks and recovery period will be associated with this second surgery as with the first which is why we have been sincerely hoping and praying it won’t be necessary.
Jodi also continues to have a fever and high white blood cell count which suggests infection but so far all tests have come up negative so we don’t know what exactly is causing that problem; just that she doesn’t feel good.
Jodi is sleeping right now and when she gets up we’re going to attempt walking a little and see how she does. We’ll keep you posted on how the day progresses…