I have a 16mnth who was born with funnel chest which everyone said was "normal" and nothing to bother about.. so ive never even looked it up until I had him at the doctor for somethng else and she has refered us to the hospital. The app isnt going to be for 3months and looking on the internet im worried!
the dip in his chest is pretty obvious but he has quite a big stomach which i think makes it look worse. however you can barely notice it when he is lying flat on his back or when he is breathing out and he has always been healthy??? doctor listened to chest-i didnt know they were symptoms to ask but assume all is well as she never mentioned a problem and said hosp app would be a non-urgent app.
what do they do at the hospital? x-ray? just have a look?
every web page i look at talks about surgery.. is this always needed? if he has no heart/breathing probs can he just live with it?
have seen people saying they had the op at 5/6yo.. is this likely or will it happen (if required) when he is grown up?
really worried that he will need a painful op.. anyone any advice?