Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CURED

One journey ends ... and another begins.

On May 22nd, 2013, we heard the words we have been waiting for almost Jackson's entire life:
"Jackson is CURED of Progressive Infantile Scoliosis!"

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After 9 body casts over 21 long months, our son's spine measured 0 degrees (down from 50 degrees), and he no longer has scoliosis.  His 9th body cast was removed, and he was molded for a plastic TLSO brace which he will wear 23 hours/day for the next 12-18 months.  Prayers are still greatly coveted that his spine remains straight and that this is a PERMANENT CURE for our brave Jackson.

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To celebrate, we had a special "Cast-Off Photography Session" with Mommy behind the camera.

Here are a few of our favorite celebratory images!










Hooray!
With the help of God, Dr. Min Mehta, Dr. Patrick Cahill, Dr. Peter Stasikelis, Heather Hyatt Montoya of ISOP ... and many, many, many others ... our Jackson has beaten the "only potentially fatal condition in pediatric orthopaedics."  What a reason for celebration!

Way to go (& grow) Jackson!

1 comment:

Donna Heath said...

Took me awhile to figure out what those colorful "blocks" were-his casts !! His sweet little back looks so straight now-prayers were answered! Now to stay that way! Does he give u a hard time in wearing the brace now that it is a removable one? I enjoy following u on FB and finally had time today to look at ur blog- very interesting!