The report was very good. The surgery went to plan with no complications or surprises. He said there was indeed a "fair amount" of tethering that was easily detectible once they had her opened up. He mentioned that her dura was a little thinner than normal, but not nearly as thin as some other patients he has seen with EDS. Thin, delicate tissue is a common side effect of EDS and it can create complications with the healing process, such as cerebral spinal fluid leaks in this case. The dura, by the way, is the thin membrane that encases the spinal cord, allowing the spinal fluid to flow from the brain on down and back up again. So, nothing unexpected, and I think maybe even additional good news in that her dura is not as thin as it could have been.
Hoping to see her in her room in the next hour or two. I'll post another update this evening when I get her room number and so forth as I know some of you have asked.