My 4 year old is going to have spinal surgery in the next 4.5 weeks to remove a large spinal arachnoid cyst that is compressing on his spinal cord from C7-T8. I am curious if anyone has had this type of surgery to remove the arachnoid cyst (Surgeon thinks he will be able to completely remove it vs. a shunt) and what the recovery is like. I am very concerned about when my little guy comes home and keeping him completely flat on his back for the majority of the day. Any hints on things to do on your back? Any devices that made your life easier post surgery? Has any had a soft cast to be able to lie on their side or belly? We have already been through so much with my little guy with three other surgeries (minor compared to this) and we want to be as prepared as possible so he doesn't have any complications. Thank you in advance for advice!