Jul 11, 2010

We could use some good thoughts

Updated: The PET scan is on for Tuesday morning. I hope we find something to fix without major surgery!

Those of you who also know me over on Facebook (ahem, Chris Hull) would have seen this status update:

Skyler Update: His blood work came back and is showing signs of an early infection. We repeat the blood work Monday, then if the markers go up any, we do a PET scan. If that shows a problem in his back, we go in for surgery to have his hardware removed and go on antibiotics.


Well, here is the whole story. 2 1/2 years ago Skyler had a curve in his spine that was becoming way too pronounced to let go anymore. It was becoming a problem for his internal organs, they were starting to get squeezed.



So we had a rather involved surgery that straightened his spine and supported it with some pretty nasty looking rods and screws.



Skyler has been having some low level pain for awhile now, and it is getting worse. So the doctors are afraid that he might be developing an infection around the hardware. We get another blood test Monday (12th) to see where his levels are, and if the go up they will order a pet scan to try and diagnose where the problem is in his body. We are going to push for the scan even if the levels do not go up, because we need to find out what is going on with our little dude.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. I didn't see this update on Facebook. Sorry to hear this. I'll definitely keep you in my thoughts and hope everything turns out OK.

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  3. You and your family are in our prayers.

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  4. Poor guy. Here's hoping you guys get his pain level down and some good results soon.

    Good luck Skyler! I hope you are comfortable and happy again soon and back to being happy with your cute weather girls.

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  5. :-( Hope it something that can easily be fixed.

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  6. My thoughts are with you and yours.

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  7. I'm speechless. Wish there was more that could be done. Hang in there Skyler. xo d

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  8. Well, here's a big ol' CRAPOLA for that. Poor Skyler!! :-(

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  9. Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes (and anything else I can manage) that he'll be okay. Prayers sent!

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  10. Good thoughts coming your way, S.D. (& S.)!

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  11. You know my thoughts and prayers and everything else are with you!

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  12. Sending good thoughts, prayers, hugs and good wishes your way.

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  13. God speed to the docs, prayers for Skyler and strength to all of you.

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  14. Oh no. I'm so sorry. I hope it all works out okay.

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  15. I've been thinking of you guys -- thanks for the update, I wish it was more comforting news.

    I hope you're feeling better real soon, Skyler! xo

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  16. Feel better Skyler! I sure hope the doctors find what is wrong, and get it fixed fast. Our prayers are with you.

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  17. I hope it turns out to be something that actually isn't a big deal and is easily fixed with no pain, and that it also gets rid of his low level pain!
    my thoughts are with you-

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  18. God bless....I'm hoping and praying for you all.

    Much love and hugs....

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  19. Keep us posted, I'm thinking good thoughts.

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  20. Pulling for all of you.

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