I have debated writing this on my public blog. Something keeps telling me to do it.
I write this not for sympathy, but in hope that it will help someone reading this.
About 3-4 weeks ago I discovered that our DD has scoliosis.
I was tieing her bow before church and noticed that one shoulder was bigger then the other. I asked her if she hurt it...no. Then I thought...let me check your spine. It was curved. We went to our pastor. We agreed to pray for her each night, believing God to heal her.
Before this, I had been wanting to change the kids' doctor. We had been going to him for 14 years, but he seemed to be getting lax, among other things. So, this pushed me to find another doctor. I found one (a female) who was taking new patients.
A week after we got into the doctor. She referred us to an orthopedic dr. He had x-rays taken. The top of her spine is 20% curved and the bottom 12%. He thinks she is borderline needing a brace, but thinks that physical therapy and exercise will do the trick. He did refer us to a spine dr. about an hour away. We go in the beginning of March.
Monday we (she) have our first physical therapy session. I had to call Dr. R (the ortho Dr.) and request the PT.
Now for the emotional/mental side of the story so far.
I am going to be honest, when I saw her back I was...okay God let's see you move. (Not in a challenging way.) I was a bit down, as any mom will get when something is wrong with her kids. Jan. was a heck of a month as far a health issues go. So by the time this happened I was both weary and like okay let's do this.
DD was really down. She is a young teenage girl, so this made her feel not normal. Ugh, my heart broke when she told me that. She is super modest and did not want all of these dr.s looking at her. I don't blame her, but tried to explain that they are not looking at her funny, but want to help her.
DS was worried is his sister was going to be ok. Even though he can be the biggest pain, he really does love her.
DH was a bit down too.
As christians, this is a test on our faith. You know sometimes you pray for something and there it is. Other times, well you have to wait or your prayer is answered no. We have had a few talks about faith, prayer, God, etc. the last few weeks.
The whole time I have had the thought (the peace) that this is going to be alright. It is almost like God had prepared me for each new step.
I will keep you posted on the latest. Again, I hope that our situation can help you.