Wade wrote:Some of you know that recently the pediatrician called for x-rays to be done on the head of our 3 month old son George because it isn't symmetrical.
We talked with her recently after she seen the results and her first fears were not true about his growth plates being fused too early. And even though she was quite concerned before she now said that it is likely that his head will correct itself... She still was shipping the results to Vancouver, but we were under the impression all was well anyway and forgot about it.
Then, today we got an unexpected call from Vancouver hospital booking the two earliest appointments that they could fit us in for which is Monday morning May 8th. The first appointment will be a consultation and we have no information about the second? They will not tell us why we are going to Vancouver(over 7hr drive away) - that is what the first appointment is for.
Our son is happy, smiling lots, and seems healthy - so hopefully this won't be too exciting of a trip.
Thank you for any prayers.
this does seem odd. i wonder if your pediatrician simply forgot to tell you about the reason for the appointments, and the Vancouver folks presume you've been told?
when our first child was born, her head was definitely "odd-shaped," thankfully, before she was born, i'd read this is not uncommon. i was not alarmed. (my mother-in-law was!) within months, her head had a fine shape; infants' structures are so pliable, they usually heal quickly, and do a lot of straightening-out after they are born. (by the 9th month of development, they are in cramped quarters!)
when my granddaughter was born, we noticed she seemed to have a broken collarbone! (clavicle)
this terrified me! my daughter asked the doctor, we did some googling, learned this is also common, and, typically, all heals quickly. again, without any measures from doctors, it healed, we barely think of it.
(if i were you) i would ask about the reason for the appointments, just to put my mind at ease.
i would go to the appointments. i hope they are cautionary visits.i will be praying, and hoping you will have nothing more to pursue.