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Rudi's Spinal Rehab Journey - help us give her the best chance at full recovery

Takanini, Auckland

On the 11th of June, our daughter underwent emergency spinal surgery due to two herniated disc's that impacted her spinal canal. The operation was overall a success however there were some unforseen complications which has meant that Rudi has been left without feeling in her fewt and also a lack of urinary function. Rudi is at the Spinal Rehabilitation unit in Otara for what we think may be up to 8 weeks and will need to learn to walk again and God willing regain bladder function. Im visiting Rudi daily to support her through this. The funds will assist with the additional cost of petrol we're encountering due to the back and forth between home and the facility. It will also help with equipping Rudi with the right gear to ensure the best chance of a good recovery. These things include the correct footwear and clothing as per her PT and OTs recommendation and any other equipment we may have to self fund along the way. Rudis in her third year of midwifery study and Owen is our only income earner. Any contributions would be a massive help for our family.

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Rudi's mother

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Petrol, appropriate footwear and clothing for Rudi.

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Rudi's Home!  10 July 2022

Firstly, thank you from the bottom of our heart to all who have sacrificed financially to help make recovery easier for Rudi and us as a family. Rudi was discharged as an outpatient from the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit on Friday the 8th and she is home now! Rudi will continue with her rehabilitation as an outpatient and has lots of hard work ahead of her. The ministry of health has approved the purchase of a wheelchair and that has been ordered and should be with us sometime next week. We're hoping that this chair is light weight enough for Rudi to mobilize easily around campus next semester as she is keen to return to study. If you know Rudi, she's happiest when she's studying so we are supportive of this and know this will do wonders for her mental health. We are trying our best to accommodate the changes needed around the house to improve her mobility, its a bit of trial and error at the moment. In terms of costs of things that we have incurred, we've had to make adjustments to her bedroom as it's quite small so we've purchased a new wardrobe with sliding doors so that swing-out doors do not encroach in the little space she has. We've also purchased multiple wardrobe inserts to hold her clothes at waist level so that she can easily pull them out and access what she needs and small side tables. We've invested in new linen including fitted sheeting and mattress protection. And of course, the bain of everyone's existence at the moment ... petrol. Although Rudi is home there will be plenty of trips still to and from the spinal unit as an outpatient for urology and PT. We need a new orthopaedic mattress for her but the costs are quite prohibitive so we are hoping that when/if acc approves her claim this is something they can assist with. She will return back to the spinal rehab unit for urodynamics testing so we can have a clearer idea of what is happening overall with her bladder control but we are so thankful that this area has regained the majority of its previous functionality, the question now becomes about if she is emptying completely and if she will require a suprapubic catheter to void daily to avoid infection.

God bless you all for your love, concern, prayers, texts, phone calls, flowers, food drops, laughs and tears. We are only as strong as our village, and because of you we have been able to harness a resilience that has kept us standing.

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Guest Donor on 17 Jul 2022
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Guest Donor on 06 Jul 2022
Praying Gods healing over you Rudi 🤍
Ants & San
Ants & San on 01 Jul 2022
Our prayers are with you & your aiga Rudi ❤️
George on 30 Jun 2022
Sesilia on 29 Jun 2022
Be healed in Jesus Name Rudi.” Be still and know that God is in control. Love n blessings❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼

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