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    we're on our way...

    well, it's 5:12am. Jesse's in the shower, I'm brewing tea. We're leaving here in 20 min. It's been strangely calm! I'll update in a few hours.
    Bethany

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    All my best to you, Bethany and son, Jesse for a very successful surgery.
    Will be thinking of you both today-Lynne

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    Yes-- you both will be in my thoughts and prayers today. I'll be looking forward to that post from you when I get home from school. Hugs, Susie
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    Good Luck Bethany!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Best wishes coming your way! I also had that strange sense of calm after months of anxiety, keep us posted.

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    Good luck. Our prayers are with you today. I am sure everything will be great. I was also very calm the day of surgery. God bless you, Jesse and your family
    Catherine
    Mom of 14 year old Danielle
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    waiting...

    Well, they wheeled Jesse away just after 7:30. We've gotten a few updates that things are going well; vitals look good. Last we heard at 12:15 was they were still working with the screws.
    I'll post more later.
    Bethany

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    Ahh Bethany, thanks for the update, My thoughts are with you and Jesse. Be kind to yourself.

    Jen
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
    Dr. Askin, Brisbane, Australia
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    Jesse is in IUC right now. In a bit of pain, some nausea, but still coming in and out of it. He's a little grumpy and he's mocking me. Typical teenager!
    Doctor was concerned about the amount of bleeding and wants him to follow up with a hematologist when he's healed and feeling better.
    Bethany

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    Glad to hear he's out of surgery. The first time I talked to my daughter in recovery, she made a joke, which made me cry even more but it was such a huge relief to see her. I was able to spend the night with her in ICU which probably wasn't necessary because the nurses were on top of everything in ICU.

    Be prepared for some fever, low O2 levels and fluctuations in blood pressure, that all happened during the first 48 hours and is normal for this surgery.

    Take care.

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    Out of surgery!

    That's great, Bethany.

    Onward and upward.

    sharon
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    I'm glad the surgery's over. I hope he has a speedy recovery.
    Laurie

    Mother of Alexander & Zachary:
    Alex is 16 years old and in the 11th grade. He has congenital scoliosis due to a hemivertebrae at T10. Wore a TLSO brace for 3 1/2 years. Pre-op curves were T45 & L65; curves post-op are approx. T31 & L34. Had a posterior spinal fusion from T8 to L3 on 7/12/07 at age 12. Doing great now in so many ways, but still working on improving posture.
    Zach is 13 years old and very energetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babachi View Post
    Jesse is in IUC right now. In a bit of pain, some nausea, but still coming in and out of it. He's a little grumpy and he's mocking me. Typical teenager!
    Doctor was concerned about the amount of bleeding and wants him to follow up with a hematologist when he's healed and feeling better.
    Bethany
    Hi, Bethany. I'm reading this kind of late as it looks like your son is out of surgery. I'm so happy for you that things went well.

    Take care of yourself, too, and keep us posted!

    Marian

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    Bethany--

    Our internet has been down for the last 5 days, but I've been thinking of you and Jesse. I'm looking forward to hearing more about his recovery. Glad he's out of surgery!

    Mary Ellen

    P.S. I second what Sherie mentioned about fever, O2 levels, etc. also, along with other swelling, genital swelling is also normal. This can be disconcerting in boys--but it goes away (takes a little longer than facial swelling, though).
    Last edited by WNCmom; 12-17-2008 at 01:04 PM. Reason: adding info

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