Dear family and friends,
Today's appointment went well...thank you for the prayers! There were a couple of different tests that were done. First, the radiologist consulted with Joseph's orthopedic surgeon to read a hip ultrasound and together they thought that everything looked pretty good with his right hip. After that scan, the doctors also wanted a CT scan to provide more detailed images. As part of general procedure, Joseph was scheduled for general anesthesia, including intubation. As it turned out, the small dose of sedative that they gave Joseph just to take him back for anesthesia ended up being sufficient for the whole procedure. Praise God! The nurse who was assisting with things said that he just held her hand the whole time and did great. What a trooper! Because he didn't need general anesthesia, we were able to come home fairly quickly and recovery was a snap. We won't hear the results from the CT yet for a couple of days but the orthopedic surgeon did earn us that another surgery was still likely, given that the joint cups weren't very well formed. Thankfully, this sounds like something we'll be able to address a little ways down the road. Thanks again for the prayers and please keep them coming. We know that God is at work in all of this.
Nick and Rachel