Category Archives: Hip Surgery #3

The Beginning of A New Life

“Today is the Day that the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!” ~ Psalm 118:24 Christopher took his first steps without a mobility device last night. Tears of joy were streaming down my face. We … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One Foot In Front of the Other We have had a setback in the recovery process. Christopher has a hairline fracture near his growth plates in his left foot. It’s the same side as the head splitting osteotomy. We thought … Continue reading

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You Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

Baltimore News We received a very good report from Dr. Standard. He said everything was healing nicely and that Christopher could begin to put weight on the left hip. He can put 20 lbs on this week, and add 20 … Continue reading

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The Time is Now

Eighty-one days is how long it has been since Christopher stood on his own two feet.  It has been one hundred and forty-eight days since he has needed a mobility device to move around and it’s been four months since … Continue reading

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A Little Faith

Perseverance Wins the Race Christopher is our rock star with faith and perseverance; he will win this Perthes race. We returned from Baltimore on February 28th and our real journey began. This is by far the hardest thing we have … Continue reading

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What’s a Crack-a-lack-in

Hip is Cracked On Friday, Physical Therapy (PT) was moving Christopher from the bed to the wheelchair in his left-hip brace, when we all heard a ‘pop’. He immediately began screaming and crying. PT said it was more than likely … Continue reading

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Sinai Time

Head Splitting Osteotomy Christopher’s head splitting osteotomy took six hours until we saw him in recovery. We finally arrived in the hospital room around 7pm. Michael and I had nerves of steel and didn’t fret too much. We could feel … Continue reading

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