I have been with my husband for 20 years and have literally known him since we were in diapers. he was a 215lb man with no body fat at all. he was misdiagnosed with spinal bifida when he was 13 after he briefly lost mobility in both legs. at the age of 19, he was pushing his truck off to the side of the road and slipped 4 disc in his lower back. he had surgery after 9 months in a bent position, un able to straighten his back. the doctor removed 2 discs and shaved the other 2. (this is how it was explained to me) a week after surgery, my husband got an infection in the incision. the doctor treated it with standard antibiotics. my husband was doing moderately ok after that with medication for pain and stay active. he is now 38 and over the years he has progressively started losing feeling and control over both legs and and is now in a wheelchair. his pain is so sever that he cant eat because he nauseous all the time. he is now 115lbs. he suffers with pain and muscle spasms all the time. he doesn't leave the bed because of the pain. it hurts to move. the doctors have tried procedures. cortisone and steroid shots. he wasn't a candidate for a pump because the medications made him unable to urinate for 3 days. they tried to burn nerves in his spine. the trail for that one caused his legs to draw up to him and spasm for 2 days. they couldn't do it. he is withering away and the doctors don't seem to know what to do to help him. hes scared to try another surgery because he feels all this started with the first one. (only one hes had). I need advice on what I can do to try to help him. who should I talk to? he is withering away before my eyes and I don't know how much longer his body is going to hold out. please help me!View Thread
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