Category Archives: Pre-Op

A Hip and a Prayer

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Author Unknown To Walk or Not walk- that is the question I realized a long time ago that Christopher would not be … Continue reading

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Repeat, Rinse and Start Over Again

Baltimore Bound Christopher and I will be making a trip to Baltimore tomorrow. It feels like deja-vu because he is having another anthrogram but almost one-year later. He hasn’t attended school since two weeks before Thanksgiving break. He made it … Continue reading

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

It has been a roller coaster ride since we arrived to Baltimore. Christopher could barely lay down for x-rays so I knew we were in some serious trouble. I knew this a couple of weeks ago too but thought I … Continue reading

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Where We Need to Be

Today has been a windstorm.  We arrived in Baltimore at 10am with an afternoon appointment with Dr. Standard and finished tonight at 7pm.  I chose to miss a company retreat to make this appointment and for screw removal tomorrow.  It’s … Continue reading

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Fight, Fight, Fight

Sometimes no matter how hard you fight, you can still lose the battle but we refuse to lose the Perthes war.  We were starting to feel we had won but Perthes has reared it’s ugly head again. It’s relentless on … 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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Time for a Change

The time has come for a change. Tomorrow represents a time of hope and new beginnings. We had a good two year run with the core and bone marrow transplants. It wasn’t pain free but he could move around. Now, … Continue reading

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