Tomorrow during surgery, they will be getting rid of scar tissue that has built up around his spine, from his very first surgery. They believe the scar tissue is what has caused the curvature in his spine, which is putting pressure on nerves and blood vessels, causing decreased circulation to his legs and feet, loss of some nerve function and bowel and bladder problems. He also has a couple of places where fluid has built up around his spine. Due to pressure sores on his feet, he is unable to use his RGO's which help him walk with his little walker thing. (Sorry Cassie, I'm not quite sure of all of the technical terms and things!)
Look at the glee on his little face! This was the first time he had ever been up on his feet walking. (I'm not sure how the RGO's work, but as you can see, he's lovin' it!) You should see him get around in his little wheelchair.....I'll have to get a picture to share.
He's lookin' a little tuckered out from this new thing called, "walking!"
Isn't he adorable?
Cassie, Kenny and JR!
Apparently, the surgery could take several hours and as I'm sure all of you know......any surgery on or around the spine is very dangerous, so please be praying for God to direct the surgeon's hands. Also pray for:
the surgeon to be able to straighten out his spine
to restore the circulation to his legs and feet
to restore nerve function
to get rid of the fluid build up on his spine
that there would be minimal scar tissue from this surgery
and lastly....pray for Kenny and Cassie and their family!
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6)