Today Tanner had his appointment with the Orthopedic Specialist. I was really looking forward to this visit and finding out the next steps in treating his Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. I was quite disappointed with the visit. Stephen and I agreed that it was the most unprofessional doctor office/visit we'd ever been too. They were way overscheduled as was apparent in the waiting room and the fact that we waited for nearly an hour and a half before we even saw the doctor. When we finally did see the doctor I wasn't impressed with him either. He obviously had not read our pediatricians notes before hand and admitted to us that he'd hardly looked at the x-rays. This is only the second case of this disease that he has seen in the Northwest in the 28 years he's been here. Basically he told us not to make Tanner walk on his leg if he doesn't want to (duh). He also said he would try and get a specialist he knows in Seattle to look at Tanner's x-rays when he sends him some other things for another patient. We are suppose to go back in three weeks, I guess to find out if his colleague has indeed seen the x-rays and what he recommends. He spent seriously about 15 seconds checking Tanner over, I guess to make us feel like he'd done something, I don't know. He obviously could have cared less about us and was trying to get us on our way so he could move on to his next patient. Needless to say, I was disappointed. At least we have a good pediatrician.