Saturday, May 1, 2010

Surgeries for Brian

Brian surgeries have both been scheduled for June 17. He is having his jaw surgery redone. Yep, redone. This time they are working on the upper jaw. Totally removing the jaw and moving it around The procedure sounds painful, but Brian is so strong! He has to donate blood for this one. This surgery will probably change the shape of his face more. They expect to bring the 'sunken' in part of his cheeks out and his upper lip down. I hate that he has to have this a second time, but with all he has been through, we feel he needs to have it finished up. This surgery is being redone because the first one did not close his jaw as expected.

His back surgery (to fuse the lower part of his back, not fused when he was 5) is scheduled for October. He has to donate blood for this one as well. This surgery will fix the very large curve that has occurred in the lower portion of his back as he has grown over the last 13 years. His hips are greatly out of line and he walks with a large limp. With the spine being fused and straightened it will realign his hips. We are hoping this fixes the problem he has been having with pain in his knees.

I hate to see my baby boy go through so much, but hopefully these are the last. We knew he would have at least the jaw surgery once he was grown, but the back was not expected. I am so grateful for the wonderful surgeons we have and the skill they have to help Brian.

Brian is doing well with school. He should be finished with his online degree by December. He is driving his own car now...this scares me so much!!!! I know we have to let go sometime, but I am just not ready. He seems to be maturing a bit more. I love this boy with all my heart and pray that he makes the right decisions in his life. He has come so far and battled so much.

4 comments:

COUNTRY MOM said...

Many Prayers being said for Brian. I pray the surgery goes well and he is not in pain.

How have you been? It was so good to hear from you. Blessings,

Jen said...

Debbie,

I will keep Brian in my prayers as he goes through all these surgeries. He's such a sweet young man, and I know that he will come through even stronger because of your unfailing love and support!

Hello to Nico and Luca!

Jen

Joshua's blog and his mom Angie said...

Debbie, you are such an amazing mom!! WOW! I will keep Brian in prayer. You all are such an amazing family. God knew what he was doing when He picked you to be the boys momma:)

vaneblu said...

We'll pray Brian's surgeries go well :)