You guys are awesome!
Thank you, everyone, for all of your comments, encouragement, advice, experiences, and more.....I know how blessed we are in our situation.
Our son has no pain whatsoever with his scoli. Some time ago, I had noticed that one of his shoulders always seemed so "hard" and I assumed he had a trigger point, or tightened muscles. I would try rubbing it out for him, but he wouldn't like it, so I'd stop. I noticed, too, that one shoulder was a little higher than the other, but never paid too much attention to it. I NEVER see him without his shirt, and he NEVER sits still.....so I never saw just how MUCH higher the one shoulder was than the other.
This fall he started in ROTC and needed a complete physical. During that exam, his doctor found two areas of concern - one being the raised heighth of the one shoulder. He was sent in for xrays - had those on 10/25/11 - and you know "the rest of the story"......
I DO feel we need to go to Shriners - just to get that second opinion....My question for those of you who have been dealing with this far longer than I, is this - do we wait until the next set of xrays in February and see what's going on???? Or should I go ahead and get going on making appointments with Shriners ASAP? I'm assuming there will be a wait.
Oh, and by the way - the hardness I was feeling in Samuel's shoulder .......that is his ribcage!!!
14 y.o. son diagnosed 11/2011 with congenital scoliosis, hemivertibrae, T3-T4, with 34 degree curve.