Well, Bethany is officially out of surgery. It was approximately three hours, and the doctor said that she did well. A Major Success--Praise God! He also said that although her spine had re-tethered, and it was larger than before, she has a greater probability of returning home sooner. As a youngster, her dura was very, very small, and now as an adult, she has many additional layers to her dura--thus her CSF (spinal cord fluid) will be less likely to leak.
The best case scenario would be for her to be released in 4-5 days (not a few months like the past two times).
We are all waiting to see her in the ICU. Until then, Saints, please pray that she recovers quickly, isn't nauseated and has little pain.
Thank you so very much!