What an awful day.
My close friend of 30 years had a Spinal Cord Stimulator surgically implanted into her back early yesterday morning.
It (the Stimulator) had to be removed last evening because my friend is in a state of paralysis below her breasts and without use of her left arm.
The doctors are stating that it was (1)unexpected swelling in the spinal cord tissue that was the major cause. Also, that (2)several weeks of intense therapy are going to be required if any motor functions return.
We, meaning friends and family, were expecting the couple to return home today, 150 miles, and continue with recovery.
Now everyone is lost and do not know what to do.
Any advice on what to do or where to go is appreciated. I am considering suggesting John Hopkins in
Baltimore or Harvard at Massachusetts General in Boston for in-depth assistance with this for my friend.
Thanks so very much.