Re: Ireland infantile Scoliosis. Advice needed
hi mooneym, welcome to the forum i'm sorry for the circumstances which have brought you here, though.
just to let you know that i've moved your thread to the infantile and juvenile room, so that more parents will see it - the age categories at diagnosis make the various treatments quite specific, so it'll be easier for other people to relate to your situation here. feel free to have a look around everywhere and ask any questions.
i hope that you manage to get the required treatment, and i know that you'll get lots of good support here.
Diagnosed in March 2001 by family GP after my mum noticed an asymmetry in my spine. Referred to a consultant at the RNOH, Stanmore and started attending consultations for x-rays twice a year. Prescribed a TLSO brace to be worn 16 hours per day. Began with double major curves at approx 48 degrees. Offered surgery in 2003 aged 16 and declined to continue with school. Requested surgery in 2005 instead. Had T11-L3 fused on 16th July 2005 and haven't looked back! Released for all activities in March 2006, having been driving and riding horses with consultant's permission since 7 weeks post op.