Yesterday we took Isaac to Shriner's Hospital for routine X-rays. Usually in the past they just check his spine and hips and tell us to continue with therapy and stretches. This appointment was different. Isaac's hips don't look good and he's developing dysplasia.According to the doctor, this is only going to get worse unless there's some kind of intervention. He talked about orthopedic surgery and also having Isaac wear a Spica cast for 6 weeks (which sounds more like 6 years). If you don't know what a Spica cast is, it's a body cast worn from the waste down. They showed us a demo....it doesn't look fun. I simply can't imagine making my sweet boy go through that. Luckily I was able to get a copy of his X-rays and then showed them to the PT when we came home. I will be doing much research on hips, therapy and the pros and cons of surgery. That's what us medical Mama's have to do before making major medical decisions! Sam and I agree that Isaac has been through enough in his little life and any kind of medical intervention is always determined by what's best for his quality of life. The dilemma is that if we don't have surgery and the Spica cast, his hips could get worse. In the long term he would become very stiff where it could be next to impossible to diaper him. Also with the dysplasia getting worse he could experience a lot of pain in the future. So much to think about, research and take in. There are many other storms going on lately in our lives, including the health of my Grandfather. It's interesting how God knows just what I need though. I haven't been to my Women's bible study group in awhile because I've been so busy, but for some reason I decided to go today. They were talking about the storms of life and then they played the song "You never let go." God never lets go no matter how difficult the storms of life are!