It seems that we have two major "concerns". The first is that he may or may not have a tendency to go cross eyed. The doctor wasn't sure if it is an illusion caused by a wide bridge on his nose and the way his eyes are set in his head (pretty sure we can't do much about that...he's a little too young for elective plastic surgery, no?) or if he's actually a little cross eyed. So my homework is to take pictures of him with the flash on so we can see if the reflection of the flash falls in the same place in each eye. If it does then it's an illusion. If it doesn't...pediatric opthamologist here we come! And don't think I haven't noticed the cross eyed-ness here and there but I truly thought it was a side effect of me getting up in his face with my big ass camera lens.
The second concern is that his right foot turns in quite a bit when he stands. The doctor thinks this could be a direct result of the broken leg (yes, that was the left one) and overcompensation for weak muscles on the left leg. I'm supposed to position his foot straight when he stands so he gets used to it in that position. And if that doesn't help...orthopaedics, we're baaaaaccckkkk! There was talk of a brace and x-rays and that's when I put my hands over my ears and went "LA LA LA LA LA".
It's hard to hear that your baby, your perfect, precious baby, has potential health issues. No parent wants to hear that, ever. I know it could be worse and he could have any of the other bazillion of problems with long and arduous recoveries. I am grateful that these issues are solvable. I am grateful that he is healthy overall. I am grateful that he smiled at me as we were leaving and touched the tear that made it's way down my cheek. I got a good one, no matter what issues we may have.