My boy friend was in a accident 3 weeks ago and he broke his neck and his back. He had emergency surgery on his neck, the thing is the doctors have not really been comunicating with my self and his familey. I know that after surgery number 1 he began to leak spinal fluid. Then, the doctor told us that he had to have surgery again to stop the leak. The second surgery was un-sucessful. The doctor waited three days to see if it would just stop leaking, and ended up going back into surgery. They put a drain for the spinal fluid, and a drain in the incision, I believe. (Like I said the doctors and nurses are not being very informative.) And now the spinal fluid is draining into a bag. His latest surgery was on friday and to day is monday. I was up visiting him at the hospital last night and nothing seems better he is complaining of headachs chills severe pain in his neck and he asked the nurse to check the incision because it felt very uncomfortable and when she did she noticed a dressing on the back of his neck that the nurses forgot to change since surgery on friday. when she removed the dressing you can smell infection and the wound was yellow green and pusy. I cant imagine that leaking spinal fluid out of you spine is good for anyone I am not a nurse or doctor I just need alittle info. If any one knows? I am greatful hes not paralized but what happens with a spinal fluid leak, and should I talk to someone about the lack of care he is getting in the hospiatl.