How do you deal with bad news, or bad results? When you hope for improvement and find out the opposite?
Eve's spinal Clinic on Thursday was unfortunately one of those days.
Her curve has increased again, and it appears that it will not be held off by bracing or casting.
The surgeon has informed us he will need to start operating sometime soon, which means, within the next year.
After reading more online it appears that not only does scoliosis in Beals Syndrome tend to 'rapidly progress', it also at times cannot be slowed without surgery.
How do you respond to such news?
Do you cry? Do you get angry? Ask God, why her? Look for second opinions?
I just felt sad and disappointed.
After a few tears (ok, lots), I have moved on to trying to find a positive through this.
1. Less pain and discomfort? I have joined the Scoliosis Australia Forum, and many people who have been through surgery report less pain afterwards.
2. Good timing. A team of specialists from around the world are visiting next week. Our surgeon is going to present Evelyne's case to them and get their expert advice.
3. She will be taller!
4. God has a plan for her. I need to trust that He is in control.
Romans 8:28 (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.