To make Mommy say "GAH!", your physical therapist can say "I think Ace should go to an orthopedic surgeon."
This doesn't necessarily mean he needs orthopedic surgery, but apparently, many children with cerebral palsy will need surgery for hip dysplasia before they reach adolescence.
GREAT. I DID NOT KNOW THIS.
Ace's physical therapist is in the same building as 2 orthopedic surgeons, and I went upstairs to see if I could make an appointment with one. Although they're with Baptist, a hospital that's covered by United "Health"care, they don't accept United Healthcare because they're just such a pain in the butt. The lady asked me "Are they just as annoying for the insured as they are for providers?"
Oh, honey. If you only knew.
As a sentimental aside, I absolutely, completely, totally LOVE Ace's physical therapist. I think she is the best thing since sliced bread. His first 2 PTs were awesome, young and fresh outta school and I loved them both. This one has the added bonus of over 30 years of experience. I have been so, so blessed to have 3 completely wonderful PTs for Ace. Thank you, that is all.
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