Joined: 29 Jun 2005
Well John made it through the surgery. The had to remove the 5th vertabrae because it was totally shattered. They took bone from his hip and built a titanium cage to hold the bone in and they attached plates to his spine to keep him stable. Hopefully this will do the trick and he will not need other surgeryl.
He does have pnuemonia now but since his spine is stable they can aggressively treat it.
As soon as he has recovered from that and doesn't need the breathing tube any more he will go to Kessler.
Thanks again for all your support. Not sure about visiting, will know more tomorrow.
We are keeping the faith and a positive outlook. John is strong and we will just keep telling him to just keep moving forward.