After all my issues on my back and still having pain after my surgery I am paniced at the thought of my daughter having back surgery so young.
Gwennie, "C".......anyone, please help me sort out all my crazy thoughts, LOL
She has a pars fracture at L5-S1, has had meds, PT, rest etc, the injury is almost a year old and she is still in pain almost daily. She will be 15 next month. I took her back to the surgeon yesterday and at this point he said the only thing left to do is surgery, a fusion!!!! I thought no way a fusion, not now!!!
The he told me about a direct pars repair he can do with another surgeon in a big hospital in Tampa where they have ICU for pediatrics, he explained that they will put in hooks, and bone from her hip and a screw and with success it may put off a fusion surgery for many years to come.
I wouldn't even consider the surgery until the summer because I can't have her miss school, she would be kicked out of her vet academy. When we got home my husband was furious at the thought of surgery and said no way, he has seen me suffer since my surgery 6 months ago.
My daughter is so hurt, thinking we don't care, we don't understand her pain and she wants the surgery, ofcourse she is too young to understand the whole picture and we are trying to explain to her what a difficult decision this is, and how this can effect her future forever and may possibly lead to more surgeries down the road. Its a nightmare.
Please, any advice or anyone who has more information on this surgery please advise, I am trying to do research on this, so I am just at the beginning but I knew all my "spiney's" would be a great support system.