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    Tomorrow is the big Day

    Today we are off to outpatient surgery to get the central line for my son. Im told they will sedate him so it should go smoothly.
    Last edited by CamsMomKelly; 09-14-2010 at 10:17 AM. Reason: spelling
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Good luck Cameren. This will all be behind you (excuse the pun!) very soon and then you can think of getting on with your life. This is a huge thing to contemplate but it's just "one day" - and you sleep through it. Then you only need to rest and heal before picking up where you left off.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    Good luck - will be thinking of you all.

    Dee
    Dee - Mother of two daughters, both with scoliosis KateScoliKid (16yo) 52* Lumbar curve
    Fusion Surgery 2/9/10 T-11->L-3 @CHKD Norfolk VA
    Jes (20yo) T 3 -> L 3 w/ Kyphosis

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    Best wishes Cameren of a successful surgery and of a speedy recovery. Kelly, make sure you look after yourself too!
    Vali
    44 years young! now 45
    Surgery - June 1st, 2009
    Dr David Hall - Adelaide Spine Clinic
    St. Andrews Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia
    Pre-op curve - 58 degree lumbar
    Post -op - 5 degrees
    T11 - S1 Posterior
    L4/5 - L5/S1 Anterior Fusion

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    Good luck and best wishes!

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    Thank you everyone , it has been rough morning, he has some anxiety problems and of course they kicked in full force today , I was so happy to see them give him some meds for that cause everytime he cried he got me crying, my daughter was going to come with me but she is sick with allergies or cold so IM braving this alone I will update in awhile....
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Dear Kelly,

    I think sending your child into surgery is one of the hardest things a parent must do. The weeks and days leading up to it are mental and emotional torture. We were there just a few months ago...it is so hard.

    I am hoping by the time you read this Cam's surgery will be at least 1/2 way over, and soon you will be on the other side and into recovery.

    I am keeping Cameren, you and your family in my thoughts today, and I will look forward to hearing surgery is finished.

    Take good care of yourself,

    Gayle
    Gayle, age 47
    Boston brace as a teen for AIS
    Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation, TLIF at L4/5.
    Feb 2012 major A/P revision for broken rods


    mom of Leah, 12 y/o, diagnosed Jan '08 with 26* thoracic JIS (age 6)
    4/08 26 degrees, brace 16 hrs/day
    9/08 17 deg. OOB - brace discontinued
    9/09 30 deg, resuming brace
    5/10 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
    5/14 stable 4 yrs post-op, 14* T

    also mom of Torrey, 9 y/o son, 12* T, decreasing spontaneously (from 19*)

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    Gayle, I did just get the call its half over they are on the last screw everything is going fine and still as planned ... I get a little nervous wondering sometime if the doctor will tell me different later
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Surgery is over , everything went very smooth, he can wiggle toes and move his legs. Thanks everyone for all the thoughts,well wishes and prayers.

    Last year after he has his surgery for shunt in spinal cord he couldnt feel his right leg, it took a week for him to walk , he still had odd spots of tingling and numbness with that leg. Doctor Bridwell said from the very beginning before surgery started thru the whole operation they could get no neuro readings for the right leg . It may take him longer to recover again then a typical fusion. His neurosurgeon is aware of the monitoring and will probably be visiting during his hospital stay too.
    Kelly
    mom of Cameren 12 yrs. old
    Chiari,retroflex odontoid,syringomyelia,scoliosis
    Chiari decompressions 6/2005,5/2006
    Syringopleural shunt 6/2009
    Boston Braced off & on 6.5yrs
    scoliosis surgery- 9/15/10 T4-L4 Dr. Bridwell
    Fell & broke finger,surgery 3/2011

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    Wishing you both the very best in the days and weeks to come. I'm glad it's over for you both.
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
    T4-Pelvis, Posterior only
    Osteotomies and Laminectomies
    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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