Ryan is finally scheduled to have his right shoulder fixed – October 16, 2007 is THE day. He’s dislocated it four times since April and each time he’s not been doing anything out of the ordinary.
It appears Ryan inherited my flexibility as I had the same problem in the late 1990’s. For me, the problem went on for two years, primarily because I figured out how to pop it back in myself.
Each time Ryan dislocates his shoulder, it is a trip to the ER and they have to put him under what they call conscious sedation in order to put it back in.
Frederick A. Matsen III, MD will be his surgeon. Dr. Matsen is also the surgeon who fixed my shoulder so I’m very confident Ryan’s in the best hands possible. Dr. Matsen will be doing a Bankart repair, which is the exact same procedure I had.
I will be staying in the hospital with him and then working from home for a few days while he recovers.
While we believe Ryan’s epilepsy is now under control, the doctor said he can permanently damage his shoulder if he has a seizure while they are working on it.
Light a candle and gather ’round guardian angels!