The doctor is reluctant to drain the fluid since it is in her spinal cord, and going in could effect some of the progress she has made.
We are ready for a positive Dr appointment, one that they are encouraged by the progress. We have had several appointments where we are told Sandra has a very thin and fragile spinal cord (really thanks for telling us) and not to expect more recovery. This beats you down after a while and is difficult for her to stay motivated as her therapy is a lot of hard work.
It is difficult to see a loved one in constant pain and struggle to do all the things we previously took for granted like getting in and out of the car, getting dressed, picking up a few groceries, the list goes on and on.
On the positive side our new house plans are coming along well, we hope to be in by the fall. Lots to do between now and then. This will make some things easier for Sandra and she will have access to the entire home.
Sandra still is improving, working on her sit to stands, as well as her body weight support walking. The progress is painfully slow but we remain thankful that there is progress. We just want the progress to speed up a little( ok a lot).
I will attach a video of Sandra and her trainer working on her her sit to stands. Sandra has her knees blocked but she is gaining control of her hips.