It appears Titus will begin his Halo cast traction on August 24th. The date isn’t set in stone but it’s what we are currently expecting. For those of you don’t know, the goal of the traction to reduce the first vertebrae which is out of line. For the entire time he will be in bed, with very MINIMAL movement.
If his traction doesn’t seem to be working then we will move to spinal fusion, possibly on the 29th.
Regardless of whether the traction alone is enough or if he ends up with spinal fusion, Titus will remain in the Halo brace for 3 to 6 months after he is released from the hospital. We don’t know how long he will be in the hospital. If you are wondering about visiting us while we are there, we won’t know how that will work until after the traction begins.
For those who want to help, here are somethings I know we would like to borrow. Here’s the list:
- Controller that works with iPad
- A baby bottle (needs to be usable)
- Tabletop easel
I’ll try to keep this updated as we know more. Right now, we feel like we are standing on a precipice and there are so many unknowns.