We’ve truly experienced the saying “it takes a village” to raise Jordan. I never imagined we would add so many subspecialists to our little man’s team.
What is really cool about our journey is how blessed we are to be in a place where if one doctor needs to ask advice from another, they are available to give a second opinion.
We went in for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Ponsky and Lori for Jordan’s wound on his bottom. To be honest, we weren’t sure what to expect.
We tried two different routes to try to allow his body to heal on it’s own. Our eyes didn’t see progress, however, we weren’t sure how long it would take. Dr.Ponsky didn’t see any progress either and was gracious enough to refer us to see a plastic surgeon at Akron Children’s.
We were able to meet with pediatric plastic surgeon Dr. Ananth Murthy the next morning as long as we were willing to drive to Hudson for the appointment. So we decided to mark another Akron Children’s location off our list. We’ve also visited the Emergency Department at the Beeghly campus when Jordan had a febrile seizure at a friend’s house in December of 2012.
As we were registering in Hudson, we were talking to the receptionist about why we were there and Jordan leans over the counter and says “My crack! In my crack!” Oh my! At least, he’s honest, I guess.
We were greeted by Krista, who lead us back to room 8. You ask why do I remember being in room 8? That’s because Jordan asked if we were going to be in room 1 because that’s the room he was in during his 1st visit to Dr. Ponsky’s office. So kudos to his teacher for his number review.
As Dr. Murthy assessed Jordan’s wound, he noted that it did not look good. His explanation was that over time, the area had broken down. And because of the area continually being moist, there has not been enough air to heal it.
He said the body has basically accepted the area the way it is and isn’t in a healing mode, creating a chronic wound instead of an acute wound. His suggestion is to have Dr. Ponsky debride the area or scrape it, creating an acute new wound to allow the body to come back in and fight to close the area.
To be totally honest, we were relieved to hear that there is a solution and Dr. Murthy is confident this area will be able to heal. Instead of heading over to ChicFila to celebrate Jordan’s 1-year hip surgery anniversary, we will be back in the operating room.
I guess we’ll just postpone and pray that we can celebrate a wound healing in a couple of months.