A little update on the hip situation:
First, I was able to get Marissa's hip X-ray order without having to go back into the doc's office. Let's just say I am really impressed with her new pediatrician. He did not get the message about us leaving his office without an order until Friday morning. But, when he called me Friday, he let me know that he woke up in the middle of the night with the thought that we never finished talking about Marissa's hip issue. Don't get me wrong, I felt bad for the guy. But to me, that just shows how dedicated this doctor is to his patients. This was his first time meeting Marissa and he woke up in the middle of the night thinking about something he had missed in his appointment with her! WOW! I think he is a keeper!
Jeremy and I took her in for the X-ray on Monday when he was off work. Things always go much smoother when Jeremy is able to go with me to appointments. As usual, she threatened to throw up several times, snuggled on my shoulder (which I don't mind at all!), and cried the whole way through the X-rays. She even cried "Owie!" a couple of times, even though there were absolutely no owies. Poor traumatized thing! I wonder if she is ever going to be even alittle relaxed in a doctor's office or if we have emotionally scarred her for life!
Well, her ped's office called back this afternoon and said the X-ray shows some hip dysplasia and they want her to see an orthopedic surgeon. They gave me the name and number of a ortho who works with kids and has a passion for special needs kids. Perfect! We love those kinds of docs! I called her office and the receptionist said they could get us in tomorrow morning at 8:15! I said "wow, I didn't think we would be seen that soon!" and the lady said "It's important we try to get hip appointments in quickly. Hip problems are not good." Well that's great and all but now I am really freaked out!
So, I would really appreciate your prayers for my Li'l Punkin tomorrow. In the very least, I have to deal with a very upset, crying, and trying to puke Rissa. In the worst, we are going to be told she needs surgery. I don't know what I'll do if that is the case.
I'll update tomorrow when I know something. Thanks friends!
We just got back from the appointment with the ortho. First, there was no mention of surgery, thank God! The doc had Marissa lay down on the table and try to demonstrate how her hip pops. Marissa knew just what to do when we asked her to pop her hip and the doc was able to feel and see it. She said that based on the exam and the X-rays, Marissa does have mild hip displaysia. She wants her back in physical therapy and she gave us a script for a shoe insert called Pattibobs. We picked those up, to the tune of $70 (insurance does not cover). She wants a repeat X-ray and an office visit in six months. That's it! Overall, a good visit. Marissa did throw up the tiniest bit as I was standing at the desk checking us in. We hadn't even been in the doors for 10 seconds before she started freaking out! Oh well, I'm just thankful the appointment went so well!
Thanks for checking in, friends!