Monday, November 29, 2010

11/29/2010 - Orthopedic Surgeon

Hello All!

We went to see an orthopedic surgeon today at Texas Children's per our Neurologist request.  I think this was a precautionary doctors visit, to make sure she checks out every possibility.  Dr Phillips had looked over all of our previous MRI's and X-rays and his conclusion is that what ever Cooper has going on it is not an orthopedic problem. 

He believes that if Cooper's problem remained only in his foot or leg, it might have been an orthopedic problem.  However, since there are several other symptoms he believes there is something else going on. 

As we were leaving Texas Children's today we received a call from the Neurosurgeons office, and they are free to see us on Thursday!!!  We were originally told that the doctor would not be available until January, but our wonderful neurologist has been diligent in helping us to find a solution!!!

One possibility that has been suggested to us is Langerhans Cell Histocitosis.  The long and short of it is the body is producing too many of a type of call know as a Langerhans Cell and these cell then attach themselves to the areas on the spine and neck which will create inflammation.  This may explain whatever it is they see on his spine.....

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here at the Cannon household.  Aunt Shannon came in and spoiled her nephews rotten!! 

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and are enjoying the Holiday season.  Don't forget that Jesus is Reason for the Season!!!

Kirby, Summer, Cooper, and Clyde

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