And welcome to the Chronic Pain family. I'm so very sorry for the reason you are here. I must admit I have tears writing this as I know how painful it is when one of your children is either very ill or injured. Most moms and grandmas are like that I guess. Please tell your son that there are people out here who've chatted with his mom, that are praying for healing and recovery from his injuries.
I haven't dealt with this particular issue with my children so I do count myself lucky in that respect. When one son asked to play football in Jr. High I told him we'd leave the decision up to our doctor. That took care of that right there. His advice was that as long as his bones were still growing there's no reason to be risking injury. I'm not trying to make you feel bad by mentioning this. You make the right choice for your son and family at the time. But I wanted to share what I went through for others to know what I did. My son inherited very bad shoulder and knee joints and I'm not sure how long he'd keep walking if he banged into them more. He's in his early 30's and those joints let him know they're there but he keeps rock climbing (shudder) and fishing, camping and working way too many hours. He loves life and lives it to the fullest.
my story, back to you. I hope your son's doctors are able to find a reasonable solution for him and that it works. It must be so very frightening for you right now...I know I would be. The people here on the Chronic Pain forum are very much a family who cares and shares with each other. All you have to do to join in is say 'Hello'. So please keep us posted on his progress either positive or not and we'll be here to listen and for you to lean on. I've wet many a shoulder over the years here.
So take my hand (extending hand) and we'll be beside you whenever you need us.
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“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein