I am writing to maybe get some help to my questions. My mom had back surgery eight days ago. She had a herniated disc of T6/7 that was impinging on her spinal cord. The surgeon removed the disc and moved the spinal cord back in place. Then he took a piece of her hip bone to graft onto her disc. She was doing great 24 hours after surgery and even walking and taking steps. Then three hours later she went to get up to go to the bathroom and realized she couldn't move her left leg. She was told that it is most likely from swelling. She has feeling in the leg and tingling sensation down the leg but no movement. My question is if does have to do with swelling or if there is something else going on that needs to be addressed.
Her surgeon released her of his care and put her in a near by rehab hospital. It has been eight days and still no movement of left leg. Is there anything else that my mom should be demanding be done?