SOURCE: TARA LLANES
September 6, 2007
Tara and family met with Dr. Rabb today, Tara’s surgeon. It was recommended and agreed by Tara and family that Tara will be undergoing another surgery tomorrow morning at 9:00 am to lengthen the rod already in her spine and add two more screws to connect to her T10. Extending the rod will provide more support and help realign her back. They will also be resealing some spinal cord fluid leaks as well as adding bone morphogenetic protein (BMPs). BMPs are a group of growth factors and cytokines known for their ability to induce the formation of bone and cartilage. The surgery will last approximately 2 hours.
Doctors say this surgery will not delay her recovery time and expects her to be in her turtle shell by this Saturday.
Please say an extra prayer tonight and continue to keep Tara in your thoughts throughout your day.
September 5, 2007