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Hi friends -
There’s been something on my heart and I shared with a couple of you that I knew would pray with me about it. But darn it if “going to the expert” didn’t leave more questions than answers (and a whole lot of anger).
So this week’s TYVM post is for Itty Bit’s pediatrician, Thank You Very Much.
When my kiddo suddenly starts walking funny, and tripping and bumping into things… I expect that you’ll take my concerns seriously.
When it is obvious that something is wrong with his foot and is causing him to take headers into wood furniture, I expect that you’ll take my concerns seriously.
When I tell you that I am afraid that he would suffer serious injury from his head and kidney taking hits during falls, I expect you to take my concerns seriously.
When you examine him and tell me that his entire leg is turning out from the hip – and I say that this has only been obvious for the past week, I expect that you’ll take my concerns seriously.
When you tell me he is pigeon-toed and that it’s no big deal because you’re duck-footed… and I tell you I am STILL concerned about him suddenly falling down everywhere, I expect you to take my concerns seriously.
When you note that its just one foot turned in, and I tell you that he’s pronating and actually rolling OVER his ankle, I expect you to take my concerns seriously.
When Mr. Daddy tells you that Itty Bit was limping on Thursday, I expect you to take his concerns seriously.
What you should not do, is tell this Momma Bear that it’s okay because “pigeon toed people are faster runners”.
Seriously… you did not just tell me that EIGHT (yes, I counted) times during our appointment – that he would be the fastest runner in the school because HIS LEG IS TURNING INWARD FROM THE HIP.
When I told you that it wouldn’t matter how fast he could run if he kept tripping into things, you did not sweetly reply with, “Oh, he’ll figure it out”. Thank You Very Much.
I know you weren’t’ completely immune to my “I cannot believe you are trying to dismiss this” expression… because you just simply would not stop insisting that he was going to be Speedy Gonzales once he got used to his bum leg.
Telling me, “We don’t put braces on them at this age” was complete baloney, Thank You Very Much.
Telling me to “come back in” (with another $25 copay, of course) in a few months if he is still having this problem – well you can bet we are just going to call in (no copay) and request that you refer us to the pediatric orthopedic specialist. And it’s not going to be “in a few months”, Thank You Very Much.
FYI: If you are pigeon toed… you don’t just suddenly develop this at four years of age. And it’s a little more than “pigeon toed” if you are practically walking on your ankle, Thank You Very Much.
And that parting shot? Where we were walking out of the exam room and you put your hand on my shoulder and said, “just wait… you're gonna see him in the Olympics”… well, let’s just say that theres a reason Mr. Daddy ushered us out of there so quick, Thank You Very Much!
Friends, would you please pray? For healing for Itty Bit’s leg, for protection for his body from his falls, for wisdom, and for answers?
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And I am terrified… Julie has taken me up on my
moment of sympathy offer to guest post tomorrow.
Be afraid, be very afraid!!!