Friday, November 28, 2008

Treat the patient, not the x-ray

Carolyn and I spoke with a pediatric neurosurgeon at Children's today who warned us that certain types of docs would scare the crap out of us when discussing Max's hydrocephalus. I've temporarily forgotten which of his fellow professionals he slandered, but I'm sure Cj will remind me. This guy said his maxim was "treat the patient, not the x-ray". He said that some kids just very obviously have problems from a very early age. Aside from terrifying constipation, Max appears to be a hardy young man. Indeed, he is extremely cute and engaging. On this basis, I choose not to worry too much.