Saturday, May 6, 2006

We took A back to see her specialist this afternoon at Baptist Hospital.

For a brief recap, this whole roller coaster ride started last May with a diagnosis of congenital scoliosis. At that time, A's curve measured at somewhere between 50-55 degrees. In November, we saw our current doctor and he wanted to monitor her progress before doing surgery. We saw him again in February, and her curve progressed 5-6 degrees in those 3 months. At that point he felt that her curve would continue to progress, and that when we returned today, we would be starting the process of surgery.

My prayer has been that we would go in, and that the curve would have not progressed, and he would let us come back at the end of summer. Isn't it funny how God wants so much more than what we pray for?

A's curve has remained the same, and he continues to only see approximately a 5-6 degree change since November. He said that he would like to see her back in ONE YEAR to check her progress. L and I both had to ask him to clarify that, which he did.

Now he did say that if we were to notice a significant difference in her back, then by all means, we should call and bring her in earlier. He really does want to try and buy her as much time as he can before he has to do such a serious and permanent operation.

So that is where we stand. Very humble and grateful to our God for answering our prayers 4 times over what we had asked.

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