After being redirected by an amazing security guard through the bowels of Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ, we arrived at the office of Dr. Arthur Atlas, Pediatric Pulmonologist.
Good news is Josephine’s lungs are working well and present no issues at this time.
Mediocre news is Josephine’s left side of her rib cage is indeed bell-shaped, meaning the upper part of her rib cage is more narrow than the bottom (uh, kinda similar to a BELL). At this point, it’s more of a cosmetic issue than anything else. My thought is when she wants to correct the issue, we can DISCUSS it with her. But if it presents no danger to her, why change it?
Dr. Atlas (also an wonderfully gentle man) wants to see Josephine in a year to make sure everything in growing in proportion to each other.
This visit made me think it’s about time to see Dr. Dreamy, er, um, Dr. Donald Putman (Pediatric Cardiologist) again. The last time he saw Josephine was when she had just turned 1 year and he cleared her of any heart issues. But as I understand with chromosome disorders, things can change year to year and it’s important to stay on top things.
I tell ya…it never gets old seeing Dr. Putman!