Update on my son

@Thoroughrob (11771)
United States
March 30, 2009 3:24pm CST
I finally have a minute. Bryan had surgery on the the 19th. They were able to correct his curve from 108% to 38%. It was a 12 hour surgery. He did great after the surgery. He did not seem to be in alot of pain or even scared. It has been quite an experience after getting home last Wed.. Overall things have gone ok, but it has been rather nerve racking. We go to the doctor tomorrow, as he is bleeding just a bit from his incision. We pray it is not starting infection, but want it checked out anyway. Keep praying that things go well. We are far from being on the safe side of things. I appreciate all the positive energies and prayers from everyone. He is keeping us quite busy.
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Thank you for the update. I'm glad things are going well. I hope infection isn't setting in.
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@dragon54u (29947)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I'm so glad! He certainly sounds like a trooper and I know it's a big relief for you that he's doing so well. He'll stay on my prayer list.
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• United States
30 Mar 09
I shall keep prayingg that all continues to go well for Bryan. Sometimes there is a slight leakage from incisions after surgery but it is best to have it checked out.
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@snowy22315 (22459)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Congratulations on your son. I think that is wonderful. It is really miraculous what can be done with surgery today. I hope that he will live a normal life and be able to do what he can with his limitations. I think that there will be a life to live and he will be happy with it.
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@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
30 Mar 09
well, hopefully your son will get through this ordeal. Get well soon that is all we hoping for him. You should take good care of him, and we all stand by your side. We will also pray for hims wellness as well.
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@zapood (56)
• China
31 Mar 09
Follow docotor's advice and he wil be fine.Children always are the focus of parents.We love them so much and we hurt when they got hurted.Hope to receive better news from you and wish you the best.
@thina12 (94)
• Philippines
31 Mar 09
Sad to hear that.Anyway,ill pray for the recovery of your son Bryan.Dont worry God is good.Turning their entire life over to the Lord in prayer might be the only course of action to take.And i know that you will be rewarded.
@GardenGerty (82386)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Mar 09
I am sure that busy is a very mild description of how you feel. Wounds to continue to bleed a bit, especially if the patient moves around a lot, but you are wise to have it checked. I would not want to see him have a serious infection.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
31 Mar 09
It was a blood pocket and under that it is trying to start an infection. They have us packing and changing it. It is draining pretty bad. We go back Friday and it sounds like if it is not getting better, we will be going back into surgery.
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@GardenGerty (82386)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Apr 09
Glad you are on top of the situation. Hope things improve soon.
@worldwise1 (14891)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I will continue to hold your son in my prayers and thoughts, Thoroughrob. I'm glad he's doing well. If you know the signs of infection they are pretty easy to spot, but there's nothing like getting a doctor's opinion.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
31 Mar 09
If it is infection, it is down in. They did cultures and opened it for drainage.
@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Oh my, that IS a huge difference in curvature! Bless his heart, this will make his life a lot different once he's back to feeling better and the strains from surgery are over. I'm sure he is keeping you busy; 'Mom' is the hardest job there is sometimes, and I'm sure he needs a whole lot of extra care and TLC. Take care of yourself and don't run yourself too thin. I think we are all keeping on praying for him. X = a Mom-to-Mom hug for you!
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
31 Mar 09
The leaking was a blood pocket, but under that is trying to start an infection. He took cultures and we have to go back Friday. If it is still looking bad it looks like we are heading to an operation again. It is draining pretty bad. I just hope we have caught it in time.
@drannhh (14856)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Hang in there!
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@berrys (866)
• Singapore
31 Mar 09
Hey thoroughrob, Good to hear that Bryan's surgery went well and he isn't in much pain pr distress. I'm sure his just a handful now that his back on his feet, up and about again. I'm sure the bleeding is normal after surgery and Bryan will be fine. Hope he has a full recovery soon.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
31 Mar 09
I'm so glad to hear that the operation went well and most of all that the patient seems to be on his way to recovery. I just hope that the bleeding isn't something serious. In spite of being very busy you sound rather relieved. Tons of positive vibes keep going your way. XXX Dana
@di1159 (1582)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Wow that's a major improvement. It is nerve racking for any parent. I can only imagine your agony, but thankfully, things are looking good. It might just be a loose stitch, but the doctor will know what to do. We will all pray for his speedy recovery.
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@melanie652 (2526)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Glad to hear he's doing so well. Even though you may not be on the safe side of things, it sounds like everything is pointing in a positive direction. I hope he continues to improve!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Hey Thoroughrob! I am so happy to hear that Bryan's surgery went so well!That is a wonderful improvement! I'm sure that he will be just fine! I think that the bleeding from the incision site is probably normal so don't worry! I promise that I will keep Bryan in my prayers and please let me know how the doctor visit went! I'm sure you will get a great report! Bryan is a fighter! I know he is!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
31 Mar 09
still sending to y'll and should be nothing serious I hope . hugs and blessings
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@agrim94 (3812)
• India
30 Apr 09
Well i must congratulate you that your son is doing great after his surgery. A surgery in home is always stressful for everyone in the family and countless hours are spend with doctors, trying to understand the disease and praying that everything goes all right and not to speak of money and physical and mental stress everyone has to go through. I am happy that your son is ok and it is one month old discussion so i guess he would be 100% recovered by now.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
1 May 09
Actually he is not. He developed an infection and had 2 more surgeries since. We are back home but on IV antibiotics and they say he could be on them for up to a year. Please pray that he is back to himself soon.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Hi. May GOD bless you and your son. I know you are very worried about him. Keep good thoughts and have faith in GOD. How old is Bryan? I am glad that the surgery is over. Bryan should be much better off with less of a curve. Please remember that i am thinking about you and son son and wish to pray for Bryan to get well.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Bryan is 14. They have found a blood pocket and some fluid behind the pocket that doesn't look too good. They have us packing it and letting it drain. It is really a big mess. Please pray that things get better and we don't have to do another surgery.
• United States
31 Mar 09
I hope that you remember to breathe my friend. Breathing is a good way to settle those frayed nerves. Glad to hear that the surgery went well. I don't blame you for wanting to check out the bleeding that has occurred. Infection is something that you don't mess around with. You know that you and Bryan will be in my prayers. Big huggers to you!