Rebecca is understandably nervous.
In less than a week, she will travel the 29 miles from her St. Peters, Missouri, home with her 13-year-old son, Joey, to Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis for his yearly follow-up. Joey will leave his mom in the waiting room, and a radiology technician will take yet another X-ray of his left leg.
And then they will wait.
“It’s always an anxious time because you never know what that X-ray is going to show and what it will mean for our future,” she said.
The fact that there is a left leg to take an X-ray of is a testament to the care Joey has received at the St. Louis Shriners Hospital since he was 7 months old.