My son was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis at 2 months old. That was in 1984. He is now 14 years old and has been monitored by a doctor for all that time. His last checkup was today, and his curve, which stayed around 40 degrees and did not, according to the doctor, require surgery, has increased in just a year to 80 degrees. We will be having surgery after school is out in May. Please note that the Harrington rod procedure is not usually used these days. For the most up-to-date info on the web, you can go to www.scoliosisrx.com and also www.orthospine.com. Yes, prayer does wonders. God's blessings to you. He will help you through this, and you will all be stronger for having experienced it.