A lot has happened since I last updated this blog. Christopher blasted off to Mars, he rode seven miles in the Save-A-Limb fundraiser in Baltimore and we saw Dr. Standard.
Dr. Standard said…
For the first time, Christopher heard what I already knew. We were inches away from the fixator. It could still be our future if we don’t keep the range of motion. It was quite a motivator to keep those stretches going even though we are all tired of them. Eleven months is a long time to keep up such a regimen. (December 30 is our one-year anniversary of knowing that we had perthes even though we have been dealing with it since June 2009).
Dr. Standard said Christopher’s left hip is still showing bone regrowth and the right is still frozen in time. He also said Christopher can start to lightly jump but he still has to wear the brace at night. That was Christopher’s breaking point. He really wants to be rid of the Scottish Rite braces but its not time yet (at least he only wears them at night). Dr. Standard also released him to modified P.E. Christopher fell the first day but luckily fell on his hands. He told me not to worry because it was good to feel normal again.
Christopher has made sweet lemonade out of sour lemons this year. We couldn’t be more proud of him. He is making straight A’s and has channeled his energy into being elected for Student Council, WISE, FISH club, swim and boy scouts. He is busier now than ever before. A teacher’s son met Christopher the other day at WISE and said he was impressed with Christopher’s ‘can-do’ attitude. He said he knew Christopher was in pain but that nothing was going to stop him. I know he was right, Christopher will never give up!