Mark and I went to the University of Minnesota Hospital for an ortho consult. To my surprise, I was admitted to the hospital on the spot. The surgeons are unsure of how to proceed, so they are consulting ortho specialists far and wide. I am on complete bedrest. They are bouncing around words like "total hip replacement," so they have our attention.
My awesome sister, Amy, took over our parenting duties- picking up Amore from our house and Natalie and Larissa after school, feeding them and caring for them. I don't worry at all when they are with her, which allows Mark and I to focus on the decisions at hand.
To spare you the suspense: I AM NOT having a Total Hip Replacement. I WILL NOT sign a consent for one.
Mark asked a million questions. He asked for doctor's opinions and about their level of experience. He learned that many of the experienced Ortho Specialists are currently out of town attending a Ortho Conference. Mark told them we will wait until they return to decide.