Friday, October 7, 2005

Scoliosis - Surgery Cancelled

A's surgery that was scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. We did go to Charlotte on Wednesday for the pre-op appt. at the hospital and we did meet with the doctor as well.

There was a change in the course of action that the doctor wanted to take, and neither L nor I were comfortable in proceeding with the surgery at this time. Four days was just not enough time for us to research and process the new information from the doctor. We both want to get even another opinion before we progress further.

We are living on an emotional roller coaster, but have seen the Lord's hand through it all. Wednesday night after we returned home, the story on the news was that Baptist Hospital and Blue Cross/Blue Shield have reached an agreement, and those with BC/BS are able to use the doctors again at Baptist as an in-network provider. This allows us to now see the specialist at Baptist, and to possibly have her surgery at Baptist as well.

We have an appointment with the pediatric orthopedic specialist at Baptist on November 4. We have talked to his office a few times, and he will be able to give us a surgical opinion on that date, and it will not be a long drawn out process. Her condition is not life-threatening, but it must be done soon in order for her curve to not progress.

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