Caden is going in for an adjustment to the VEPTR rods in his back to treat scoliosis. Caden originally had rods placed in his back in September 2010. The pictures above are the before and after fromt he original surgery in 2010. The rods on the right have been in Caden’s back since 2010. The rods will have to be adjusted about every 6-9 months until Caden is a teen when his torso stops growing. At that point the rods will be removed and his back will be fuzed to keep the back from returning to the curved condition that existed in the fall of 2010. The photos above are the before and after photos as a result of the first surgery.
Caden has been experiencing some increased pain in his back in the past month or so. The orthopedic surgeon says that is an indication that it is definitely time for the rods to be adjusted. The last adjustment as done in September 2011.
We expect Caden to go to a step down unit (space permitting) or an ICU for the first night. Then he will move to a regular room and likely discharge sometime during the weekend.
Your prayers for Caden’s rapid recovery would be greatly appreciated.
Don’t miss the story of Caden finding the Golden Easter Egg at the recent GFI Alumni Easter Egg Hunt.