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    It's great to post their stories together Gayle!...

    It's great to post their stories together Gayle!

    I had been meaning to send you a message over the past week, and hadn't gotten to it yet, so I was very happy to see this post from you (I had...
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    Hi Gayle - I am so thrilled to hear how well...

    Hi Gayle -
    I am so thrilled to hear how well Leah is doing! That x-ray says it all, AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this happy news.
    Nate has an appt coming up in a few weeks, and I expect a great...
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    Hi Ginger, I am very glad to hear you are doing...

    Hi Ginger,
    I am very glad to hear you are doing so well! You are the person who originally helped me learn about Dr. Boachie's amazing efforts for these children.........and my son and I ended up...
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    Hi- Just to let you know, Gayle is continuing to...

    Hi-
    Just to let you know, Gayle is continuing to move forward in her post-op recovery. She has been dealing with lots of nausea & vomiting, which has made pain relief very difficult at times, but I...
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    Thanks for sharing those images Sharon. Is...

    Thanks for sharing those images Sharon.
    Is kid1's fusion one level longer than kid 2? Hard to compare the two, but I was curious.
    -Cara
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    That is great advice Jennifer, I will give her...

    That is great advice Jennifer, I will give her that message!
    -Cara
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    Hi, I thought I would share an update to let...

    Hi,
    I thought I would share an update to let you know that Gayle is coming along overall pretty well in her recovery. She was moved out of ICU and it sounds like her recovery itself is free of any...
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    Hi, I am happy to be able to report that Gayle's...

    Hi,
    I am happy to be able to report that Gayle's surgery went very well yesterday!

    Her surgery started at 10:30 AM but they had her asleep by 8:40 AM. They finished up around 6 PM. Gayle did...
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    Hi Stephanie, I haven't been on the forum in a...

    Hi Stephanie,

    I haven't been on the forum in a bit - trying to enjoy the last days of summer! It was such a hot summer here this year, I am still so grateful that Nate could enjoy long days at...
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    Hi Gayle- I just now finally got to see Leah's...

    Hi Gayle- I just now finally got to see Leah's xrays, and her back looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing these xrays, info like this is so helpful to other families who are trying to learn about...
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    That is great news, and I am happy to say that...

    That is great news, and I am happy to say that Nate would fit right into Dr. Luhman's stats for success on curves up to 40 degrees. I will be anxiously awaiting his article!! I will be interested to...
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    Gayle, That is great news about your daughter!...

    Gayle, That is great news about your daughter! Congratulations - so happy to hear that she is feeling so well, and that the staples are providing correction. I am very happy for her and your whole...
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    I wanted to follow-up with a further explanation...

    I wanted to follow-up with a further explanation after receiving a Private Message about my son being "lucky".................it is truly our family's outlook that makes my posts so positive about...
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    Boy, I know if I were the parent of one of the...

    Boy, I know if I were the parent of one of the girls in these perverted videos, I'd have my attorney making a few calls!
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    Nate's VBS Surgery Details

    Nate's surgery took about 4+ hours, he then went to the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) for a few hours before he was transferred to his room. He did not go to PICU at all - even fusion patients are...
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    Nate has a long way to go before we would begin...

    Nate has a long way to go before we would begin to worry about over correction, if it overcorrected to +/- 15 degrees the other direction I believe that is the point they would consider removing the...
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    More X-rays

    Here are the rest of the xrays, including the most recent xray showing how straight his back now is!
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    Nate's VBS Update and Photos/Xrays

    I am finally posting a delayed update about my son Nate, and am very happy that I am able to share Great News! Below, I have shared both the background and current info about our son in hopes of...
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    Wishing a Happy Birthday to Geno today! ...

    Wishing a Happy Birthday to Geno today!

    Thinking of you all,
    Cara
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    Hi Deb, We're on it!! -Cara

    Hi Deb,
    We're on it!!

    -Cara
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    Thinking of you

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    You, Geno, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Would receiving some cards cheer him up? If you feel comfortable sharing which Shriners you are at.............if so, please let us...
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    Just FYI, I have been in correspondence over the...

    Just FYI, I have been in correspondence over the past year and a half with a Mom whose daughter had VBS with Dr. Askin in Brisbane in April 2008. She told me that prior to her daughter's surgery, he...
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    Hi, I just want to share my first hand knowledge...

    Hi,
    I just want to share my first hand knowledge regarding insurance and VBS. Harvard Pilgrim covered my son's surgery, Aetna & Blue Cross have covered several other VBS procedures at Boston...
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    Joe, As a co-moderator of the Vertebral Stapling...

    Joe,
    As a co-moderator of the Vertebral Stapling Support Group, I would like to clarify that what we had specifically been hoping for was a link on this page of the NSF website:...
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    Hi, My son developed a significant trunk shift...

    Hi,

    My son developed a significant trunk shift after VBS. He went back into a TLSO full time for about 8 months, and it helped significantly. We were told that bracing is MUCH more effective when...
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