Late March we were told that Emma has scoliosis. That was a loooong afternoon as I had to get groceries for my brother, niece, and nephew that were coming to visit that evening. I couldn't call Chris without crying; this was not expected news as we had no idea. I didn't want Emma to see me upset as she didn't really know what scoliosis is. I did text my friend, which made me feel better. Five hours later I was able to fall into my husbands arms.
Chris and I were in disbelief as Emma's back changed so quickly. We were finally able to see an orthopedic on Tuesday. After the doctor examined nervous Emma he sent in an x-ray technician to take Emma down for x-rays. When this giant young man walked in (the x-ray technician), nervous Emma looked right at me with her eyes saying I need you to come with me. As we followed him down the hall, my nervous daughter reached for my hand. I wish I could take her place.
While in the x-ray room, I stayed near the office box so I could stay out of the way; I also had to step into the office box for protection during the x-rays. I was watching them scan the x-rays to the computer. An x-ray popped on the screen. Even though I know what scoliosis is, I couldn't believe that was Emma's spine.
Later, when the girls were in bed, Chris and I were able to talk about the x-ray and all the emotions that parents face when we can't reach into the situation and fix it.
We will see the doctor in 6 months, unless she has another growth spurt, to see if the 27 degree curve increases. They usually don't do surgery until 40 degrees.
This road of scoliosis is uncertain, but I do know that our Lord is in control. He will be our strength.
Emma's x-ray of her spine