Ben had a bit of a rough day! He’s hanging in there, but the pain for him can be overwhelming at times. We are trying a lot of different medications and combinations, but it can be tricky to stay ahead of it. Surprisingly, the halo on his head – picture a steel bowling ball frame – which has 6 GIANT SCREWS STUCK IN HIS HEAD is not causing the pain. All of his pain is from the anchor installed in his lumbar area. We also started traction on him today; we have attached 5 pound weights to the bowling ball frame on his head so he is pulled slightly upward all the time. I will explain more about halo traction in the future. It’s been a long day, but we’re hanging in there. We expect the pain to start subsiding Saturday.