Dr. S, the chief of orthopaedic surgery at JH, is a world-renowned spinal surgeon. He is one of the best in the world and is very highly respected in the spinal world. We knew he was who we wanted to see to find out more about Abby's spine.
In Abby's initial spinal xrays, she had scoliosis and kyphosis (a curve and a hunchback). We were looking at several spinal surgeries involving metal rods and spinal fusion. We were bracing ourselves for the announcement of the first of several surgeries at today's appointment.
So imagine our surprise when Dr. S said that she no longer has scoliosis and that her kyphosis is within the normal limits!! NO spinal surgeries are needed!! We don't even need to follow-up unless our pediatrician sees something concerning.
We were in shock...still are, I think! I'm processing everything slowly because for five months we just assumed that metal rods were in our future. After today, it doesn't seem like that's the case!! We can safely look for Abby to walk, run, skip, jump, and roll around much like a typical child!
Very few people saw the NICU xrays that we saw, but those that did can attest to the miracle. It is a miracle that Abby's spine is perfectly fine now, because it wasn't. You could see and feel the hump when she was on her stomach, and we could run our fingers up her spine and feel the curve about halfway up. It wasn't normal...and now it is!!
Whether or not you agree, we believe that God has performed a miracle in Abby and that He is using her to show others how awesome He is. So we're going to do our part and tell everyone about this miracle!! :)
We're on cloud nine tonight with this awesome news. I hope it brightened your day too!