New here and would love some advise for my 11 year old son PLEASE!
Quick history. My son then aged nine was diagnoised with a grade 1 slip of his L5. Emergency surgery at Standmore to insert bone morphogentic protien and screws then braced with a soft corset. Things improved for a while but six months later his back was really bad. He was taken constant high does pain killers, not sleeping and suffering with depression. CT scan showed that one of the screws had snapped showing non union and the BMP had overgrown pressing on his spine. Found another Dr who carried out a second surgery in Dec of 2010 to remove the BMP and broken instrumentation, take a part of Oliver's hip bone and using metal rods at Great Ormond Street. The lastest CT has shown a sucessful fusion. We are now six months post op and Oliver is in pain again, his feet hurt and his knees hust and he is getting stiff again. Some days he is like a normal 11 year old racing around on his bike and really enjoying life and other days he finds it hard to walk? he is like an old man. The surgery is succesfully and I know it has fused this time but why the pain now? what does the future hold? I have been told it will take 18months to recover but why all these syptoms now? would love feedback please Deborah x