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    Post Surgery Update-Popping In Back?

    Hi eveyone,I have not posted in while..Dairrien my now 14 yr old had spinal fusion surgery -On december 30th ,he had a really good corection..almost completley straight--he had a 92 degree curve..so...
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    Pain Meds..How Long???

    Dairriens surgery was December 30th,with a secondary surgery on January 3rd for fluid build up and to put a drain in..Ok so my question is..How long is the normal time to be on Pain meds?

    Dairrien...
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    Thanks everyone!!

    I read all thecomments to Dairrien and he said thank you so much..He did most of the video from the laptop,laying down resting..I am very proud of him!!!
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    Dairrien made a Video :)

    Dairrien made a video about his surgery..so i created a youtube account so i could share it...its only about 3 minutes...but he enjoyed making it...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chdjKcPCgbk
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    Thanks everyone....Ihave not been able to talk to...

    Thanks everyone....Ihave not been able to talk to the surgeon since we left..she was not even the one who came and discharged him...we seen her a total of 3 times when dairrien was in the Hospital in...
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    Update On Dairrien..21 days post op...

    So Dairrien had his original spinal fusion surgery for a 92 degree kyphosis curve,the surgery was performed at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento..He then had to go back in because they didnt ave the...
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    back in surgery.....

    just an update,dairrien is back in surgery as of 20 minutes ago..they needed to go in and remove and irrigate the accesss fluid and blood that was accumulating in the spine..so waiting another 3...
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    Leaking????

    Has any of your children after surgery had leaking from their wound? Dairrien sat up for the first time and his wound started leaking fluid and blood :(
    Was wondering if this was normal????
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    Hi everyone..they still have dairrien on the...

    Hi everyone..they still have dairrien on the morphine pump..along with Valium as needed..they are adding in Flexerall..Which I am not to sure about that one..Flexerall for back surgery??????? If at...
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    Day 2 Post Op Questions? Normal?

    Ok so I finally had to leave the hospital..I could not take seeing him in such pain ...so the next day after surgery they put him in a Chair?? Is this the Norm?? He screamed for over an hour in pain...
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    Thank you Jess :) although I am anxious and...

    Thank you Jess :) although I am anxious and worried..everyone reassured me this morning that everything will be ok...He has a great team of doctors..so I have faith in them....He is in surgery...
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    Dairrien is in surgery....I am here at the Ronald...

    Dairrien is in surgery....I am here at the Ronald Mcdonald house eating some breakfast and then I will be heading back...will let everyone know how he is doing when he comes out !!I attached a...
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    well we are here at the ronald mcdonald...

    well we are here at the ronald mcdonald house...we check in at 5:30 am for Dairriens surgery...He is the first surgery..so I will let everyone know how he is doing !! Please pray for a safe and quick...
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    Thanks everyone..we are packing up everything and...

    Thanks everyone..we are packing up everything and leave at 6am..we are packing up and getting ready to head to bed soon...I will try to take pictures and post them,along with updates..This is...
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    Thank you all for your encouraging words!! It...

    Thank you all for your encouraging words!! It does help to hear others who have been in our situation,and know what we are facing and what we are going through...Its amazing how fast this whole thing...
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    We Leave For Shriner In 2 days !!!!!!!!!

    Well we Leave Tuesday for Shriners...We are completley on anxiety mode..Is this Normal? Poor Dairrien,he was calm and collected until today,when I started packing up our things andd starting to get...
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    I look forward to seeing Dairrien standing...

    I look forward to seeing Dairrien standing tall,no longer looking at the ground..being able to actually look at someones face while talking instead of looking at the floor :( I look forward to the...
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    Interesting...

    Dairrien is a tall boy,roughly 5'8 at 13 yrs old..He was towering over me just last month..Now we are seeing eye to eye..

    I am wondering if his curve has increased...I guess we will find out...
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    Hi Mary Lou....I know this week has flown...

    Hi Mary Lou....I know this week has flown by...got most of the packing done,Need to do laundry to do the rest this weekend :)
    I am trying to stay calm and collected even though I am scared poopless...
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    we will be at shriners in Sacramento...the drive...

    we will be at shriners in Sacramento...the drive is about 2 1/2 hours one way..

    thank you for the well wishes....

    -Misty
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    5 days to go!!!!

    Well we are down to 5 days...this is coming up so stinking quick...we got into the Ronald Mcdonald house...YAY!! SO that is a true blessing..We got our final confirmation call from Shriners today..so...
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    That is all great advice,thank you...we are...

    That is all great advice,thank you...we are trying to just rest up and enjoy the holidays...I am still trying to keep Dairrien well with loading him up with Vitiman C ,as our Shriners will not do the...
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    15 days to go....

    I havnt posted in a while...But Dairrien and I are becoming more anxious..There is just 15 days till his surgery..It has come so stinkin quickly...I can't believe how the time has flown by..For those...
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    When my son went for his pre-op last month,they...

    When my son went for his pre-op last month,they did blood work..Xrays,Lung Function tests..they took pictures of him (bending over,standing straight,talked to the Surgeon,The...
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    Thank you Sunflower,I will be praying for you...

    Thank you Sunflower,I will be praying for you ...This is a tough surgery,on you kiddo's...You guys have more strength than any other kids I know...The stuff that you guys have to go through...Its a...
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