Leslie is through the second surgery. It was a grueling five hour affair. She is wiped out, but the doctor says it went well, better than he expected. They took out all her new hardware and put in new, new hardware. She is resting at UMMC Shock Trauma, which is where she'd gone for the second opinion on Tuesday - as you may recall. More on that; when Dr. Desiderio recommended the second opinion, he also helped find the most qualified expert to give it, this is who performed today's surgery. A pretty major reconstruction has taken place through a fairly invasive surgery. Leslie's is resting uncomfortably and needs sleep and nutrition. After a few days she should be back in rehab, but I don't have a lot of details yet, just that she's exhausted, the surgery went well, and we are all hopeful.
Here's a piece on finances - I mentioned that special transportation is spendy, here's how spendy: Round trip in a wheel chair - about $492, a one way stretcher trip (Leslie's only available mode right now) $790.
Your generosity to date: ~$1100.00!
(Every time I tell Leslie this she is so overwhelmed and feels so lucky and grateful!)
PS. Me too.