Maher Update SUNDAY 7-10-22
Tom had his spinal surgery this morning and is resting in his room. The procedure went well but sadly, the doctor said Tom will be paralyzed from the waist down.
Tom will remain sedated and intubated until Wednesday. This is to provide the best care for him. It would be too stressful on Tom to prep him for three different surgeries so close together. After tomorrow’s surgery they will begin the process to slowly and safely take him off the ventilator.
During surgery yesterday, the doctors amputated the lower part of his left leg (below the knee). Tomorrow’s surgery is to close up the amputation. I will send a quick update after tomorrow’s surgery.
Tom will be at Bronson for the next two weeks or so.
Aside from immediate family, there are no visitors allowed. I will update everyone as soon as this changes.
There are no immediate needs of the family for the time being. We will be asking for assistance soon so there will be plenty of opportunities to help Tom and his family. I’ll send an email as requests come up.
On behalf of the Maher family, thank you for all the support and donations. We all appreciate it more than words can say! Please continue to pray for them!