Steve reminded me that the date of the break was Sat. July 15th, not the 31st, which is when Steve called me. Steve had some further comments which I will include now.
Saw your post. The injury happened on July 15, to clarify.
The orthopedist here in Traverse City (TC) looked hard at the X-ray and then ordered a CT scan, which prompted the referral to the orthopaedic oncology doctor in Grand Rapids (GR). He is actually a pediatric orthopaedic specialist who deals with a lot of issues aside from cancer.
Anyway, I have barely slept in over a week, so this morning was a huge relief, though Paco is bummed about the surgery and missing camp. I am, too. It was an 11-day sleep away arts camp at Blue Lake, near Muskegon. It is supposed to be beautiful. I was also excited that Paco seemed to be getting independent and was happy about going. He has a couple of friends from school who are going.
Oh, more color… the oncologist has a son who is also 13 and plays travel baseball… we may have played against them at some point.
He had conferred with a colleague about Paco before we got there and thought it best to reset the bone and put the plate to better align it properly. Else, they said, he would have trouble throwing and playing sports in the future.
The two ends of the broken clavicle are not even touching now, they are misaligned front to back and in height.
He isn’t in any pain, though, it is healing very quickly, this part of the rush for the surgery now.
I do miss Kaiser… much of the delay here has been awaiting insurance approval for the CT, then the MRI, and a referral to a specialist downstate.
I agree with Steve. We do get spoiled by the convenience of Kaiser. What a relief it is for everybody to hear that it is not cancer.