OK - sorry about that. I didn't mean to leave you in the dark for so long. I had another post planned, but then my computer went haywire.
Both my boys had surgery last week to repair a congenital deformity known as Pectus Excavatum. They got a double whammy in the gene pool as it exists in their father and my father. We did our research and decided that the best place for us to go was the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia, where this corrective Nuss Procedure was invented.
We had such a wonderful experience that I want to help spread the word about this condition. Dr. Nuss has trained pediatric surgeons from around the world to replicate this procedure. We did look at some local doctors, but finally made the decision to go to CHKD. I'm so glad we did. Everyone took such great care of us. The CHKD Pectus Clinic is amazing. They really went out of their way to make us feel like we were the only patients in their care during our week long stay in the hospital.
And if you're curious, this condition runs in families, so it is not all that uncommon to have brothers undergo this procedure at the same time.
Of course, the worry was much worse than the actual surgery and hospital stay. It was very tiring and I'm so glad to be home. Thank you all for your concern, thoughts and prayers. It really means the world to me.