March 23, 2011

∴ Mom: a Follow-up

The procedure went better than expected, and my mom is recovering from the spinal block that anesthetized her lower body. The spinal block was her request to the anesthesiologist, and a good idea for an easier recovery today. Though it was a short surgery, just one hour, recovering from general anesthesia is never pleasant.

The prognosis for her ankle is a good one. She can begin to put pressure on it almost immediately, and her only restriction will be for pain and swelling. There will not likely be a need for a hard boot or even crutches, though she may use one or just a cane for the first few days just to keep from putting full pressure on the ankle. She returns to her doctor, with my sister, for a follow-up visit next Monday.

So overall it has been a very good morning.