Does anyone here have first hand experience with a CSF leak post fusion? DD15's was 11 days ago, and while she suffered a rare CSF leak detected day three post surgery (small pedicles, screw nicked it during operation), it healed post op, and now 11 days post op has recurred. She is on strict bed rest for two days, increased fluids and caffeine.

Recovery has been very rough. Rougher than we expected in terms of pain. But as soon as her back pain began to subside, she was hit with the spinal headaches which is a mother of thing. She cannot sit up for ten seconds. Dreadful pain, Excruciating.

Surgeon. neurosurgeon, head of ortho etc all involved and watching and treating at home now, potentially in hospital if not resolved by Monday.

Thanks in advance for any BTDT