Category Archives: Post-Op

Remember Where You Started

A Distant Memory Seven braces, six shoe lifts, five sets of crutches, four reclining wheelchairs (sizes XS, S, M, L) three walkers, two canes, and one wheelchair ramp – this represents six years of surgeries and dealing with Perthes for … Continue reading

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Reflections

Looking Back – We have come full circle It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a year since the new journey began.  Sometimes this year went very slowly but for the most part it flew by. A lot can … Continue reading

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Grateful

The Big Surprise & Thank You I do not even know where to begin but I want to thank everyone that was involved with the big surprise for Christopher and our family.  I find it hard to come up with … Continue reading

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Breaking Out

The Paley Difference Christopher was quite the trooper being in the hospital bed for five days on an epidural with the CPM machine running 24/7.  He didn’t get out of bed for 5 1/2 days! That’s a tall order.  They … Continue reading

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Shaping Up

Escape of the Fixator We arrived for surgery at 9:30am but he didn’t actually go back until a little before 3:00pm. The surgery was five and a half hours total. Dr. Paley removed all 7 screws and the zip tight, then … Continue reading

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A True Reflection

I look at the little boy in the banner of this blog and remember clearly how this all began. I would have never in a million years thought we would be in a long battle against Perthes. In the beginning … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

Laying Low It was a wild woman on fire week. Christopher was in immense pain over the weekend. I didn’t even ask if we needed x-rays, I just took him to Children’s Hospital and called Dr. Standard along the way.  … Continue reading

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