We finally have a diagnosis as of this morning (Thursday). After three hours of MRIs on Tuesday, they have discovered that my mom has a hairline fracture in her hip and lower spine. The Dr. discussed all the options. He's thinking the one on the spine (due to Osteoporosis) is the real culprit. So tomorrow (Friday) we will discuss, with the spine specialist, the new procedure of injecting "cement" into the fracture to ease the pain. Apparently there has been a lot of success with this.
We've known about the Osteoporosis and she's been on supplements for quite sometime now, trying to ward off the negative effects. I'm just glad to have an explanation and thankful that they've been able to keep her comfortable, for the most part, at the hospital.
*I wanted to let you know that my siblings have been completely overwhelmed by the love and compassion reflected in your comments regarding our mother. Thank you so much for your sweet support and prayers. I'm sure they have helped.
No need to leave a comment on this update. I just wanted to keep my promise to 'update' as the info came in. : )
Thank you again,
courage for the week 5.21.17
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