When Cory was conceived, I didnt know I was pregnant and had Xrays for a chest infection. Several of them. I had a very bad case of pneumonia. I was also put on a very strong narcotic cough medicine. Later that month I found out I was pregnant. My Ob/gyn recommended to me that I might want to consider terminating the pregnancy. Tony and I talked it over but we just couldnt do it, this was our child and we would deal with whatever happened. Never were we so glad to see all the correct parts, in all the correct places when he was born...or so we thought. When he was around six months old we noticed that his shoulder looked like he had broken it. His left arm hung limply to his side and both his feet turned in from the mid-arch to the tip of his toes. It looked like they were pointing at each other. I dont remember the exact name but it was something like a metatarsal rotation. The shoulder problem was later found out to be something called Sprengels Deformity. At age four, he underwent an 11 hour surgery to have his shoulder blade reconstructed by having two ligaments removed from his arm and leg and attached to his shoulder blade at his arm, shoulder and spine with screws. He took over 5 hours in the recovery room because he wouldnt come out of anesthesia properly because he has some american indian in him. He was only supposed to get back about 70% use of that arm but being the obstinate difficult child he is, he has about 90 back. Now all his life he has had problems with his bones and joints. His ankles bother him, his back has bothered him but we always thought...well yeah...you had that surgery! You cant expect to feel like a regular kid. Today he went to a pain doctor because his regular doctor sent him there because she took Xrays and said that is where he should go. This is a really stupid guy I used to go to and fired because he is such a quack but I didnt say anything in case he has improved. He hasnt but he did look at Cory's Xrays and told him he has scoliosis. However, he told him he wouldnt do anything for it because he is an adult! Just live with it. I told Cory when he got in the car that we would just get rid of this doctor and get him to an ortho doctor who actually deals with ortho problems and not just a quack pain doctor. No wonder Cory walks all hunched over. I always thought it was his baggy jeans.