Yesterday I took TheMadHatter to the doctor to make sure that she did not have community acquired pneumonia like TheQueenofHearts did 3 weeks ago. Her symptoms were pretty much the same and she’d been sick and coughing for 2 weeks. (yes, I’m THAT mom… the one who assumes everything is a cold or allergies at first and for a while…. because it usually is!)
We saw a doctor who is new to the clinic, Dr. C-K. I just loved her. She has a lovely bedside manner, is very respectful of my approach to things, was informative and more than competent. She is not “our” doctor, but I will choose to see her any time I have to go up to the clinic (which is not often! and this is not because I don’t like our assigned provider. I’ve never met her. I just really like Dr. C-K.)
She ordered a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. Thanks be to God the lungs were clear. However, she did get a note from the radiologist that he noticed “significant scoliosis.” That’s all he said. She tried to call him to get more details, but could not reach him! (frustrating!) We looked at her back in the office and it is quite noticeable if you’re looking for it. Over the past year I’ve noticed the TheMadHatter’s right shoulder blade protrudes more than the left but didn’t think much of it (she is very slender and just looks “boney” anyway.)
We should be getting a referral to an ortho to get more details on the degree/severity of the scoliosis. (update: I just had contact with Dr. C-K. The radiologist estimates a 20° curve. This is the low end of where they like to intervene. This is just an estimate and she needs more xrays and an eval from an ortho.) I am honestly not worried at all. I am concerned enough, obviously, to monitor the curve and consider all of the treatment options they might offer, but I’m not worried. Still, I would not mind one bit if you joined me in praying that God would heal her of this.