February 7, 2009
The thing is, he didnít have an accident. His vertebrae calcified, causing them to press on his spinal cord so no fluid was getting through. The surgeon cleaned it out, took bone from his hip to reinforce it, and fused the vertebrae. The three vertebrae involved are directly below the ones operated on last year. Heíll have to wear a collar and be extremely careful for the next six weeks. Itís hard not to fear the future, but at the same time, we are all so thankful that he is safe and recovering that everything else can wait. For now.