This morning I was hearing Mom's soft little laugh as we watched "I Love Lucy" in her hospital room. She held her hand over her stomach where she had the first back surgery. Her laugh made me smile.
**************** THEN...... the surgeon came in! He explained that the surgery he had planned in the morning would have been an hour long but when he looked at the MRI he saw some other things that need to be done. He said she could chance it and go home after a short surgery and see how her pain is or he could go ahead and do what all that needs to be done and not have to take the chance that it wouldn't work. He said if he did it all, it would be a 4 hour surgery! Mom's happy face turned in to a very sad face. He explained if he did the short surgery and she went home and had pain, she would have to have a third surgery. She told him that he could make that call in the morning. Once he walked out I saw Mom with tears in her eyes. It broke my heart. She is a very strong woman and I know she will be ok. (I, on the other hand, am not! I would be balling!) So I tell you all of this, to ask you all to please continue to pray for my Mother. I will update you tomorrow on her progress. Thank you all.....AGAIN!