This blog is dedicated to differently-abled children, particularly those diagnosed with a radial ray defect, hematological issues, Failure to Thrive, developmental delays, microcephaly, cerebellar dysgenesis or cerebral palsy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Latest x-rays

Here are the most recent x-rays of Emma's left arm. The small partial radius may be seen in all three images, but I think the second one shows the situation best, as it was the only image taken from the side of the arm. It's quite clear that the "pointy" end of partial radius is tilted up towards the surface of the forearm, and the "bump" corresponds exactly with the position of that end of the bone.

Dr. Arkader agreed with me that the bump is indeed caused by the radius bone. He seemed to think "case closed" ..... after all, it's not a tumor, nor anything bad, it's simply her own malformed radius bone.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think it's occurred to anyone but me that a BONE moving from one place to another within your body would HURT! Shouldn't something be done about it?

I've taken her to see three different doctors in the past two weeks, and everyone says that she doesn't seem to be in pain, so don't worry about it. But I can't let this's my Emma!

I've emailed Dr. Dror Paley and have sent him these images....I really would like to know what he thinks.


Melanie said...

I have to agree with you. moving bone to me would mean some sort of pain! Can't wait to hear what Dr. Paley has to say.

JoAnn said...

Thanks Melanie...I know, I still can't imagine why it wouldn't be painful to her.