Sunday, September 20, 2009
On the Countdown to Sean's Surgery...8 Days
Spinal surgery, or "spinal fusion," is a procedure in which rods are inserted into the back to correct unwanted curvature of the spine (scoliosis). Sean's scoliosis was caused by weakening of his back muscles which normally keep the spine straight. Following the surgery, Sean should be much straighter & a few inches taller and should breathe better. And he'll need new medical equipment to accommodate those changes.