So, the Lumbar Puncture went ok. I didn't realize it was just a spinal block in reverse.
Ok, that's a stupid comment on my end. It isn't JUST a spinal block. It's still something that sucks being done.
They numbed her with a couple of shots which, judging my mom's expression, HURT. Probably didn't hurt as bad as the spinal tap itself would have, but still. They numbed 1 spot, they couldn't get to the correct spot to fluid, so she had to numb 1 vertebrae higher. Mom was a trooper. I'd have been crying, but she didn't. But then, she didn't realize what they were doing today until she asked why we were in the Brain and Spine clinic. So she didn't have a bunch of time to dwell on it, either.
All in all, it was an ok day. For as bad as it could have been, it wasn't. And I'll take that today.