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UPDATE: Options offered after story of woman's postponed amputation airs

Lori Faber
Posted at 10:29 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 22:55:32-04

CEDAR SPRINGS — Lori Faber's leg amputation was on hold because of COVID-19, until recently.

We brought you Lori's story Thursday night. She nearly lost her foot following a motorcycle accident in 2015.

The Cedar Springs woman said after five surgeries, it was barely hanging on. Because of COVID-19 doctors had to put surgery to amputate the limb on hold saying it wasn't considered life threatening.

Friday night around 6:30, Lori's doctor sent her a message telling her their organization at Spectrum held a town hall regarding surgical scheduling and, while it's not customary to do amputations as outpatient procedures, they're willing to offer her that option.

The note says the doctor needs to see her next week to get things scheduled and ended it saying it's not common practice, but they wanted to offer her the option.