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August 31, 2009

EMG Results = Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Well we got those EMG/NCV test results today! The results were negative. They tested the muscles and nerves from the back down to the feet. (Negative is a GOOD THING!!) This ruled OUT any neurological issues from the back to the feet. The EMG/NCV results also stated that we should be referred to a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon.

As I mention before the Doctor that administered the EMG/NCV was very opinionated. One of the things he was saying is was that we needed a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. (Which I'm sure that was why it was on the results). The Doctor that administered the test also said that there was NO Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in my area, that the nearest one would be either Chicago or Madison. (Both of which are a several hours away).

The doctor that administered the EMG/NCV also told us what he felt was causing my son's toe walking. However, his opinions would have to be confirmed with more testing. I'm not sharing those publicly on the blog because, at this point, his opinions are hypothetical. I want to share facts here because I know there a people following my blog, because their children are toe-walkers too.

Well not only did the podiatrist today share the results of the EMG/NCV, but he also told us that there IS a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon in town. (Thank God) This Surgeon is NEW to town, and because of that it's very difficult to get in and see him. I got the impression that he's the only one in town and in "high" demand.

So the podiatrist took it upon himself to schedule us an appointment with the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. He told us he wanted to be sure we got in and got in soon! The appointment is THIS Thursday at 2:00 pm. He said if we need to reschedule it then we can just call the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon's office to do that.

I was told it's easier to reschedule an existing appointment, then for us to call trying to schedule a new appointment. Also you can get in faster when one doctor's office call the other's office and schedules the appointments. That's why the podiatrist took it upon himself to schedule the appointment with the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon on our behave.

So this is where we are at now with Superstar Toe Walking. Of course I'll be posting what the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon has to say after we see him THIS Thursday.


  1. I was going through my prayer journal the other day and ran across this "needs prayer" pray for blogger's toe walking son - pray that the doctors figure out what is wrong and give mom peace...
    I will continue to pray.

  2. How GREAT of God to move a specialist into town just when you need him!!!!!!


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