So a week ago, we ventured to Nashville and he went under the knife. I was nervous. He was scared. (More scared of the catheter than of the surgery, but that is a different story all together.) He now has pins and rods in his back to fuse the two vertebras together.
The surgery went perfectly. He was up and walking an hour after the surgery and, after a long night in the hospital, he got to come home the next day. It has been a long week at home…..literally taking baby steps.
Today is Day 7 post operation and things are looking great. He still has to wear his back brace for a couple more weeks and he is still REALLY sore, but things are progressing wonderfully. He was even up to going out on the town with me yesterday! When I told him that I had to run to Wal-Mart, he begged me to go so that he could ride the “rascal cart”.
Like I said, he is extremely young at heart!