There was a lot of necessary coordination needed in order to remove the halo. When they did, we found that about 3 inches of her rod is exposed and her back is very infected. We had no way of knowing because the halo covered everything, but it is killing me that I didn't catch it. Killing me.
She will have surgery tomorrow to remove the affected hardware and clean out the infection. We won't know how much of the hardware has to be removed until he is in there and sees it. The halo days are over because of the infection and wound, which is not a good thing.
We are still in shock, given how "well" Abby has been acting. The halo has been apparently holding everything together and hiding all of the symptoms. The sight of the hardware was pretty horrifying, so I won't be posting pictures here.
Please pray for Abby and for us. We could all really use some good news.