As I noted a couple of weeks ago, my son unilaterally changed his bone structure. Unfortunately, at the check-up today, the surgeon determined that the bone had shifted out of the setting and would have to be re-set. As a result, my son has had more surgeries in 2 weeks than his father has had in a lifetime. As a side note, let me just say that keeping a 4-year-old relatively immobile is not a challenge for the faint of heart.
He’s (as of this writing) in recovery and will be enjoying yet another night with many of his closest friends–the nurses–while my wife ensures that he’s got something beside himself as a comforting point of reference.
I am thankful for a medical system where my son can be scheduled for surgery on the very same day the issue came to the surgeon’s attention. I’m pretty certain I wouldn’t have seen such immediacy of response in that many other places around the world.