So I got a call from my surgeon, as arranged.
Bio – no growth of infectious organisms
S16 – bacteria DVA negative
Histology – didn’t show evidence of infection, but there is inflammation
Urology to send all letters to surgeon(and results of urine stuff).
L3 and L4 discs def not normal – think should do posterior instrumental first (major op to correct 36 degree curve/ scoliosis) then a week or so after, do front (though side incision – smaller op) which take out abnormal tissue with L3/L4 cage to support spine at the front. Straightening and keeping him straight.
In prep, need all info from urologist and liaise with microbiologist at London Bridge to see what organisms he has been growing so can give best antis to limit infection in surgery site. All letters and all urinary microbiology.
What is the metal work type that French put in spine – titanium. Who manufacturer is? Try to find out – and they will check records their end first.
Ballpark figure for surgery – 2nd week of July. Hospital for 3 weeks – out beginning of August. Book rehabilitation bed for 2 weeks following that – out mid/late August.