Andrew went into surgery at 4:40 and the surgery ended at 6:40 - it was two hours long and went great! The doctor said that there were no surprises except that Andrew was a little bigger boy than he expected and they used an additional bone graft to fill the gap. But- they successfully removed all of the bone fragments (since the vertebrae was "completely pulverized" according to Dr.Yazbak who did the procedure). The doctor also said that "everything went like clockwork" and "the screws went in rock solid"- thank you for your prayers! Next step is WIGGLING THE TOES!
Andrew is back resting for the night, we will make sure to keep everyone posted. Also, the doctor even mentioned that Andrew should be able to sit up 90 degrees tomorrow although he still has the breathing tube and will for a few days to Andrew's chagrin. Feel free to leave messages or words for Andrew, we will make sure to share them with him.