This is my first post. My nephew was in a car accident Sat Oct 17. He fractured I believe his L2. The neurosurgeon finally came into his room today and said he will probably be doing surgery Thursday he has to schedule it with another type of surgeon also. The surgeon is going to be fusing L1 & L2. My nephew has to lay completely flat in the hospital until the surgery. I am not familiar with back surgery at all. What can I expect? This has been a nightmare & I have a feeling it is just beginning.