I wrote last year about Ts X-ray showing his scoliosis curve had reduced because of his brace. In March this year the X-ray showed things hadn’t got better but hadn’t got worse either. So when we went today we were expecting the same. But it wasn’t. Ts curve has got worse – even wearing his back brace and has now moved from being a moderate curve to a major / severe one.
We weren’t expecting this. Well I suppose we were but just not right now. So it seems that they will X-ray again in 4 months time. If the curve is still major then it’s time for the operation to insert rods.
He’s only 6. I wasn’t expecting this until he was at least 12 or 13. He’s only 6, it’s so unfair.
To be honest I am terrified. Terrified of how scared T will be. Terrified of him undergoing a major spinal operation, terrified he will not respond well to having to rest and the limited activity he will have to do for weeks on end after it.
I know that it is needed and the outcome will be good for his future. But why oh why when he’s just 6?
I’m not sure i will be able to do a picture book for this one. How I’m going to explain his long stay in hospital and the fact he will not be able to do running and swimming for months afterwards is going to be tough.
My poor baby. Sometimes our children just get the worst of it all.