Back to the orthopedic surgeon for an actual visit that involved office time and not just discussing things the halls.
This time we headed over the river to Maryland at a Children's outpatient center in Shady Grove. An 8:30 a.m. appointment. That meant we had to tackle I-270, which has to be one of the worst places ever for traffic heading into DC. I am pretty sure it knocks years off your life just for traveling it during rush hour.
We left at 6:30a.m. Jeremy met us there because I needed him to hear all of what the doctor had to say about Brayden's femur/hip problems and potential surgery.
Brayden was sent for lots of x-rays on his femur, hip and spine. Jeremy went with Brayden while his nurse and I waited in the exam room. Apparently the radiologist did not make the x-rays an easy experience. For one thing he insisted that Bradyen's diaper be removed and you know what happened...Brayden wet all over himself; a good soak to his shirt, undershirt and blanket...nice and wet with urine.
After the x-rays were done, the orthopedic surgeon came in to discuss. And I will try my best to explain what he said (and my illustration to show the angles)...
Our plan from this point? I am not sure. We are going to get a second opinion from Brayden's original ortho doctor. And we will be back to see the orthopedic surgeon in Dec to discuss our plans.