Backing up Cameron!
Organized by: Kevin Gunn
About a year ago, our son Cameron was complaining about his back bothering him. We dismissed his complaints as him not wanting to eat his fruits and vegetables. "Go eat a banana" we would tell him, hoping the potassium would help. One day, my wife was brushing his hair. She noticed an abnormally large hump in his back. We took him to his pediatrician, who told us he has scoliosis. We felt like terrible parents for not noticing this sooner and ignoring Cameron's plea for help. We took him to a local spine specialist in town. Immediately, they suggested surgery. My wife was not thrilled with the prospect of cutting our son open, nor were we elated with the possibility that he may have to have a second surgery. Cameron is 14 years old. His body is still growing and maturing. My wife researched and found an alternative treatment in Birmingham, AL. We went for an initial consultation this past weekend. The treatment sounds very promising, but our insurance will only pick up after our deductible has been met. And the specialist (since he is out of network) has to be paid upfront for the procedure and a special chair that Cameron will use once her returns home. We will also have to miss work, since we live in Louisville, KY. We have family in Birmingham who have offered to let us stay with them while Cameron has the treatment, but we don't want to impose too much. Any help we receive to offset our medical cost would be greatly appreciated.