Friday, May 29, 2009

Crooked Little Pinky.....part 2!

I took Asher to the ped today to have his finger looked at...and yup, now it is OFFICIAL. It is indeed crooked!!! But for real, the doctor said that it could either be a dislocation or an issue with a short tendon. We are both hoping for the dislocation because it would mean a less invasive repair. He referred me to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon to have them follow up with it and see how bad it is. Thing is...I called just about everyone on their list and no one takes medicaid. I'm waiting to hear back from the last doctor's office on Monday and I'm hoping that they will see him. If they won't then I'll have to just start going through the phonebook and see if anyone will see him.....last resort, we'll save up some money and have him looked at. I'm really hoping this doesn't turn into a big problem.....I just want the little guy back to normal. The doctor said that this really needed to be repaired because it could impair his learning how to write and may even lead to other joint problems.......so......please continue to lift him up in prayer. That the perfect doctor will see him and fix him up lickety split. Or, better yet, that God's mighty hand will touch him and he won't need an earthly surgeon anyways. I like that one better!

Here's a pic of his little finger:

The joint doesn't straighten out anymore than what you see. I'm amazed we haven't seen it before....

Blessings!
~Erika~

2 comments:

Dixiemom7 said...

Does your chiropractor have any input on this? I would think he could handle a dislocation. I'm praying in agreement for his total healing! What's the deal with Florida doctors not taking Medicaid? Is it because everyone takes Medicare and they think they shouldn't have to do both? It's pretty crappy. So frustrating!

Matt & Erika Bond said...

Goodness....I hadn't even thought about doctor John until now. Oops! I'll call them on Monday and see what he has to say about this.

And from what I can tell, some doctor's accept medicaid, but do so on a restricted basis, so after their % is met, they stop accepting until a later time. It IS Frustrating!!!