On Tuesday, we had Bex’s appointment with the orthopedic doctor. The doctor was very friendly and upbeat. When we started going over Bex’s history and why we were referred to see her, she actually started laughing when we explained why we had been referred to see her. She then went on to explain that all babies have a curve in their spine until they gain control of their trunk muscles. After examining Bex, she felt there was no need to run x-rays because any curve she has in her spine is to be expected based on her current gross motor abilities. She said she would be happy to see us again in the future if we have any other concerns, but at this point, she sees no need for us to follow-up with her.
It was a refreshing change of pace to leave a doctor’s office feeling optimistic for once! It was the first time we have left an appointment in awhile and been able to cross something off our list of worries instead of adding to it. We plan to savor this victory until our next doctor’s appointment on October 13th with neurology.