Monday, September 6, 2010

A Second Opinion

Last weekend, we headed up to Johns Hopkins for doctor appointments for Michael and Todd. The first appointment was to see the orthopedic doctor for Michael on Monday at 1:00. When we got there, the doctor was in emergency surgery and we were going to have to wait. They said that the wait could be up to 2 hours long. We sat down, prepared for a long wait but it ended up being less than an hour.

Once we went back to see the doctor, he looked at Michael's x-rays that we had brought from his orthopedic doctor here. He said that he saw a slight bit of scoliosis. He looked at Michael's legs and saw how his feet are toward the ground. After evaluating Michael, he told us that he didn't foresee any major problems and that we were doing everything we should be doing at this point. He recommended that Michael continue physical therapy and to continue to wear his shoe inserts. He let us know that the inserts would not correct the problem with his feet but would give him support where it is needed.

He also looked at Katie briefly and said that he would recommend her seeing an orthopedic doctor for a check in about a year. So we basically got confirmation that we are doing all we can for Michael right now, which is what we were hoping for. Sometimes it's just comforting to get a second opinion.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

That's good news. I am glad it went pretty well.