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    My son had his surgery December 2010, and just...

    My son had his surgery December 2010, and just this month there were 2 days straight that the itching was driving him INSANE on his numb spots (which is most of his back & left arm). But, we've also...
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    I think it's totally normal to cry and want to...

    I think it's totally normal to cry and want to take your child's place. I really wish I could have. I still tear up thinking of what a strong kid I have, just like all these other kids who face...
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    Hi Heather, My son had his surgery at Texas...

    Hi Heather,
    My son had his surgery at Texas Children's Hospital a little over a year ago. Dr. Hanson performed his surgery. My husband and I both stayed with my son at the hospital the entire time...
  4. Sorry djjane, I have no clue what the risser is...

    Sorry djjane, I have no clue what the risser is all about. I'm sure someone on the forum can help you with that.

    mariaf, yes it's great that he still has baseball! But, he did pull a back muscle...
  5. This forum is amazing, you will find so many...

    This forum is amazing, you will find so many people who can give you the greatest advice who have been down that road you are traveling now. My son bounced back really quickly from his surgery, he...
  6. Hi Dessy's Mom! My son was 11 at the time of...

    Hi Dessy's Mom!

    My son was 11 at the time of his surgery (he's 13 now), and his surgery was performed at Texas Children's Hospital in the Medical Center (Houston). I know we've seen Dr. Gerow,...
  7. Thread: Tomorrow

    by ARodsMom
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    I just said a prayer for you....the day before my...

    I just said a prayer for you....the day before my son's surgery I had an open line with God all day. There was so much going through my mind. The morning of all I could think was...I can do all...
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    My son was able to go up the stairs the moment he...

    My son was able to go up the stairs the moment he was home from the hospital. He was pretty slow about it, but he could do it. My husband would walk him up there and just hold onto his hips from...
  9. My son had surgery by Dr. Hanson on Dec 22, 2010....

    My son had surgery by Dr. Hanson on Dec 22, 2010. He was 11 yrs old at the time still had lots of growing to do. He's extremely active and involved in many sports. He only had a posterior fusion...
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    We are in Houston. His surgery was done by Dr....

    We are in Houston. His surgery was done by Dr. Hanson at Texas Children's Hospital.

    My son even has a roll of skin between his under arm and his chest, but when we were able to get him to put...
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    Collapsed Shoulder?

    Hi everyone.

    My son had surgery Dec 22, 2010. Since his surgery we noticed his left shoulder, which used to be higher before surgery, was now lower than the right. The only way I can describe it...
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    I agree, faith has to take over. I don't know...

    I agree, faith has to take over. I don't know how I would have made it through that experience without my faith. Our Pastor also stopped by and prayed with us in the waiting room. I took magazines,...
  13. I don't know if you're experiencing the same...

    I don't know if you're experiencing the same thing my son has but this is what he has experienced. Some popping in his back which freaks him out more than anything, but doc told us it was scar...
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    I've been of the forum for some time. I just...

    I've been of the forum for some time. I just read about your son. My son, 12 yrs old, just had surgery December 22nd. He never spoke about it, I didn't want him hearing everything, but my husband...
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    We were just told at our follow up with the...

    We were just told at our follow up with the orthopedic that there is actually a study going on now as to whether the hardware will set off alarms.
  16. My son has chiari malformation and scoliosis. ...

    My son has chiari malformation and scoliosis. He's had decompression surgery when he was a toddler, and a year later had a stent insterted into his spine to relieve the fluid build up in his spine. ...
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    On the other side

    Alex's surgery went well. At 9:43am they called that they had cut skin, and by 5:09pm Doc came out to talk to us. We had a scare for a while there. Doc came out of the OR room to tell us that the...
  18. Thread: Surgery Set

    by ARodsMom
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    Mary Lou, I was figured it would come down to me...

    Mary Lou, I was figured it would come down to me giving up my bed. Snap! :) We ended up getting a bed frame for him (since we couldn't raise his bed after all) so he's all set up in the loft where...
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    Here's my son's info: December 22nd/Age 12/Dr....

    Here's my son's info:

    December 22nd/Age 12/Dr. Hanson/Houston/T4-L2
  20. Thread: Surgery Set

    by ARodsMom
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    Renee, our families seem so similar. Alex is our...

    Renee, our families seem so similar. Alex is our oldest, he has a younger brother and sister. He's only supposed to be in the hospital until the 26th, so maybe we'll get lucky and get to bring him...
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    I hear that word crankshaft a lot, what does it...

    I hear that word crankshaft a lot, what does it mean?

    Our doctors have always told us that he has large growth plates and large vertebrae in his lower back which mean he will be very tall. They...
  22. Thread: Surgery Set

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    Thanks for responding and answering some of my...

    Thanks for responding and answering some of my questions ladies.

    Renee, wow. You've gone through this twice? I'm having a hard time going through this just once. I work for a school so I was...
  23. Thread: Surgery Set

    by ARodsMom
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    Surgery Set

    We have been given the official word that my 12 yo son's surgery will be Dec 22nd. They will fuse T4 - L2. Could someone help me understand what they mean by posterior? We were told he will only...
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    Our Neuro surgeon, Dr. Dauser, is AMAZING. We've...

    Our Neuro surgeon, Dr. Dauser, is AMAZING. We've been with him from the very beginning and I completely trust him. When my son was a cute chubby toddler and had surgeries his neuro surgeon would go...
  25. Hi Jennilynn, my son has not yet had surgery but...

    Hi Jennilynn, my son has not yet had surgery but is scheduled for Dec 22nd. I hope all goes well with your daughter, glad she found someone to connect with I wish my son would check out this site. ...
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