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    So glad to hear things improved. I can only...

    So glad to hear things improved. I can only imagine how relieved you must feel. Thanks for the update!
  2. right hip hurts to walk now.

    Curious if anyone else had this problem occur, but today after standing up my sons right hip started to hurt when he walked. So now all day he is walking tip toed on his right foot, and keeping his...
  3. Pain Meds during recovery

    Figuring out pain meds is hard and just thought I share our ups and downs should future patients/family members want a scenario of what may happen. Everyone's body reacts differently though so this...
  4. Thanks for the input, he did eat already he just...

    Thanks for the input, he did eat already he just a little, like in the past 24 hrs he has had 1 1/2 jello cups, 1 1/2 roll 2 crackers and liquids. Very frustrating that I asked about his diet and...
  5. They are trying, he had three doeses of anti...

    They are trying, he had three doeses of anti nausea meds in his IV last night but it didn't help. Then this morning they gave him a shot of something, it is a little better, but it makes him sleepy...
  6. Thank you for the feedback Pooka that is...

    Thank you for the feedback Pooka that is encouraging.

    Now we are dealing with trying to find the right pain meds that won't make him nauseated. He has thrown up 3 times. Pain is controlled but...
  7. Surgery is done! One of the hardest days ever......

    5 1/2 hour surgery and we haven't gone back yet. Dr. said he got a beautiful correction from T4-T12 with 5 ostometries. He said my son wasn't really that rotated after all, it was more restoring...
  8. Dr. Lebwohl, University of Miami Spine Institute,...

    Dr. Lebwohl, University of Miami Spine Institute, is the surgeon with Dr. Green as the Neuro surgeon. The surgery will be done at Jackson Memorial in Miami, don't have the time yet. And I will...
  9. My son's surgery moved up to this Thursday 8/15, ready as we can be.....

    Hi everyone,

    Well we've been trying our best to have a normal summer and not think about this surgery, thus my absence from the board. At our last appointment, 7/29 my son had his second set of...
  10. 2nd followup went well - Surgery set for August 20th

    The doctor wanted to wait until August 5th appt. to take the 2nd set of xrays, 6 month span. Maybe it is because my son had only grown 1/4 inch in 2 months. But I am concerned about the increase...
  11. Asked again about Lumbar kyphosis at followup appt

    Surgeon confirmed that while it is rare, my sons lumbar does look to have kyphosis and he says we should wait until 6 months post opt to consider postural training if needed. Not to exercise it now.
  12. Thread: Lia's surgery

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    Hi Carlos, I will keep you all in my prayers,...

    Hi Carlos,

    I will keep you all in my prayers, and hope that her recovery is quick. She is an adorable young thing! Thank you for sharing and being willing to detail your experience, it will be a...
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    Thank you so much for sharing your story, I am...

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, I am new to the forum and really appreciate it. I think you made the best decisions all along for your daughter.

    Look forward to hearing more about her...
  14. Thread: Lia's surgery

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    Thinking of your daughter tonight, hoping for a...

    Thinking of your daughter tonight, hoping for a swift recovery. Kids seem to grow quick and heal quick.
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    This sounds like a great solution, glad you...

    This sounds like a great solution, glad you shared it with us. I did read up on Clear also, but have never been a big fan of Chiro. I would love to see that PT/exercise work. It just make sense to...
  16. Sorry to hear about your son's Dx. I know who...

    Sorry to hear about your son's Dx. I know who how shocking it can be and worrisome. We had a quick Dx for my son also and are looking at surgery in the next few months. My son is 15 and was just...
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    I worry about everything as we are facing my...

    I worry about everything as we are facing my son's surgery and had read this article about PJK. Therefore, was listening to hear if any of our consults mentioned the risk of it, NONE. I didn't...
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    Sorry to hear about his tiredness. I hope...

    Sorry to hear about his tiredness. I hope someone can give you some ideas about what you can do. I guess everyone recovers and responds differently. I know I've read about how people have made an...
  19. Yes, I would also recommend seeing Dr. Hey in NC,...

    Yes, I would also recommend seeing Dr. Hey in NC, my son saw him 2 months ago and we would love for him do the surgery, but after much research to understand insurance claims, it looks like we can't...
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    Thanks for the update, hope his appetite and...

    Thanks for the update, hope his appetite and strength is improving. I have read that staying on top of the pain meds every 4 hours is key. Hope he is handling the meds okay with few side effects. ...
  21. Lumbar kyphosis - is it good to exercise pre-opt?

    The 5th consult elaborated more on my son's lumbar being kyphosis. I will ask for the notes, but am getting confused in lumbar kyphosis, hypo lordosis, and even read excessive lordosis. His first...
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    Acne has to clear up before surgery.

    Our fifth surgeon consult was the only one who wanted my son's acne cleared up before surgery. He said teens with acne have been known to get an infection in surgery, Just to be safe; we are to...
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    When is surgery this week? Praying all the best...

    When is surgery this week? Praying all the best for surgery and recovery, stay strong and keep us posted.

    -C
  24. Well said Gale, the brace would be for us! ...

    Well said Gale, the brace would be for us! Duhhh, I did not even think about how painful it would be for him to wear it with a T55 curve. Now that you mention it I do remember reading about Kat's...
  25. No we did not see Dr. Mason. In thinking about...

    No we did not see Dr. Mason. In thinking about it, I think the Dr. was presenting an option to brace for 2 months so the curve wouldn't progress. (I realize there are no guarantees) As this...
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