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jennilynn2jjennilynn2 Posts: 2
edited 12/17/2014 - 9:31 AM in New Member Introductions
I've been around before; my daughter had fusion from T3 - L4, doctor wanted to go to L5 but couldn't place the screw so left it alone. .. she was too small. She was 12 and the surgery was a success; other than a catheter related infection.. but all in all it's been good. it was a long road but
we made it and she felt great!!

Our biggest issue now is her incision is breaking open and oozing and waiting on our appt... trying to gather information as it's been four years, ... this isn't supposed to happen.
we moved from AZ to Oregon, and are in a tiny town, so if it's an issue we'll be traveling!!

Thanks for reading, I'm keeping the possible "bad" from her, she has been through 5 knee surgeries in the two years...



  • kinpainkkinpain Posts: 958
    edited 12/17/2014 - 12:35 PM
    about this complication you and your daughter have to endure. After four years, it is quite unexpected to deal with these type of issues related to an old incision. I think she would need medical attention asap. How far are you from Portland? There are some excellent institutions there where they treat different health problems. My daughters live there and they are quit pleased with the care they receive. I am not a medical professional, but if I would have the same symptom, I would suspect infection, maybe hardware related and would see a doctor right away. Good luck, and keep us posted.
  • sandisandi Posts: 6,343
    edited 12/18/2014 - 6:06 AM
    and it is not from a recent ( as in the last7- 10 days ) surgery , she needs to be seen by a physician ASAP........DO NOT wait for a follow up appointment. If it is draining, then she needs to be seen today. Call her doctor.
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