My son has a condition called Idiopathic infantile scoliosis. The brace straightens his curve from a 45 degree to a 14 degree, but his oxygen levels drop to 90-92 when he is in the brace. He also seems to always get pneumonia every time he wears it. The question is which is the lesser of the two evils. If we don't stop or slow down the progression of his curve he will have to have repeated surgeries until he gets done growing at about age 20 or 21. He is now only 14 months old, so the surgeries will have to be done about every 3-4 months due to him growing so much right now. The surgery itself can cause complications and even death from the complications. These complications are more common in young children. So now that I have told you all of this, tell me what you would do if it were your child.
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