Hi everyone! This is my very first time posting anything on a forum, so please excuse any mistakes I might make. Anyway, I live in NY State (right on the border of Pennsylvania and New York) and we just found out last Friday that my 5 year-old son, Alex, has scoliosis. It was discovered at his pre-Kindergarten physical by his Pediatrician, who then ordered x-rays. I don't have a lot of details other that the fact that he has a 30 degree "S" curve. We've been referred to a very reputable Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in Syracuse, NY (about 2 1/2--3 hrs from our home) and will be seeing him August 22nd, but the waiting for a month seems unbearable while I ponder what may or may not happen in the future.
I've been spending my lunch break at work daily ever since the diagnosis researching the disorder as much as possible since I've never even known anybody who has had it! I've been trying to find information about young boys with scoliosis, but it seems mostly teenage girls who have it (or at least who offer info. out there in the cyber-world).
I'm still pretty freaked about all this and my husband is worried about the psychological impact wearing a brace for many years will have on Alex. If anyone else has gone through a similar experience with their child, how did you handle it all? I still tear up every time I start thinking about this...
Well, I'm writing this on my afternoon break at the office and need to get back to work. Thanks in advance for any help/information you all may pass along!