There's Nothing Wrong
So says the orthopedist.
I'm pretty sure he & the nurse both thought that we were over-paranoid parents. It didn't seem to make a difference that we were there because our pediatrician wanted us to go, we were the nut-jobs who were worried because our son wasn't walking yet (I kept stressing that wasn't the issue either).
Anyway, the orthopedist checked Clay all out, admitted Clay has some weird quirks, but, didn't see anything wrong with him.
The only thing he could imagine is cerebral palsy, which, isn't usually diagnosed this early & which the orthopedist doesn't think is the case (neither do I). His muscles are neither too rigid nor too floppy. The ortho just said that if Clay isn't walking by 18 months (which, he think he will be & so do I) to bring him back in.
The doctor didn't even think therapy was necessary. Ray & I are thinking of going back to the pediatrician to see what she thinks of the idea of therapy now that we've ruled out anything wrong with his bones.
It's funny, I was wanting to get good news at this appointment (which, I feel we did) but I was also kind of hoping for some answers. I believe the pediatrician may have also mentioned a possible neurological connection (I think that's more the case) which I suppose we need to ask her about next time, too.