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Mom has been struggling with a herniated disc since mid March of this year. She had 2 epidural injections done in Fargo and was feeling better after them until about last Monday the 2nd. She then went to ER in Hallock for pain help. She was admitted to the hospital there where she stayed over night for 2 nights and then was transferred to Altru in Grand Forks for a repeat MRI to see the difference from the first. After arriving mom got MRI but didn't get results until the following day. Meanwhile she had another unfortunate event happen Thursday when she suffered a perforated bowl. Mom was then scheduled for emergency surgery to fix the perforation. When mom was taken down to surgery, they first opened her laparoscopically but the perforation was worse than anticipated so they needed to make a full incision. The surgical team didn't want any other infections happening so they decided to leave her incision open with a woundvac attached to help clear out the infection and aide in healing the abdominal tissue faster. After ICU for the night, mom was brought up to her own room where she remains. She will not be able to have surgery on her back for about 3 months while her abdominal incision heals.