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Monday, July 2, 2012

Update on Sami

Sorry for not doing an update sooner this past weekend was rough with working and dealing with Joey's g-tube issues.   Anyways Sami had her post op appointment today.  Her back is healing nicely.  She is back to her normal self but does have pain from time to time.  She still has to take it easy, no rough activities, no PE class once school starts up again  (she is really upset about that; she just wants to be like everyone else).  Here is a picture of her x-rays.  The x-ray on the right is before surgery and the one on the left is after.   
We go back over Thanksgiving break to check her growth and hopefully schedule the surgery to lengthen her rods over Christmas Break so she doesn't have to miss any school.   Sami want to get her fusion and permanent rods next summer but the doctor would like to wait another 3 yrs.  We'll see how the next surgery goes and go from there.  But I honestly don't think having surgery every 6 months for another three yrs is going to work for any of us, especially Sami.  And that is if her rods don't break or crack which the doctor expects them to do at some point because that is just the way it goes for someone with growing rods. 

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