Tomorrow, Chatter Child will have her torn ACL replaced with a piece of her hamstring. Can you say, ewwwwwwww? We can, but it’s better than an ACL from a cadaver, at least in her mind.
Although the material we read MENTIONS the whole cadaver business, I’m guessing it’s pretty rare, because the doctor didn’t even mention the possibility or offer it up to us as an alternative to borrowing a part from her own leg. Someone pointed out to me that it’s not really a CADAVER, but rather an organ donor. Yeah, an organ donor who no longer NEEDS the ACL, which means they are DEAD. Just saying, is all.
The child in question is milking the situation for all it’s worth, although I understand that severing your ACL, when you are just 15 years old, is rather traumatic.
Me? Nervous wreck is an understatement. Bear with me as we work our way through recovery.