I went with Joel’s mom and dad to his doctor’s appointment today.
His Xrays clearly show that his left hip is completely dislocated. It has probably been this way since birth. It is not causing him any pain, but it could cause arthritis if not treated soon. Because of this, he will be having surgery on February 15. He will need to be at the hospital at 6:00 A.M. He will remain in the hospital for 2-5 days. After his release, he will have a body cast for 12 weeks. It will be changed once due to his growth. After the cast is removed, Joel will spend another eight (?) weeks wearing a brace while he sleeps.
Please pray for Joel, the surgery, and most of all his mother! She has a lot to deal with and prepare for.