Tag Archives: Dr. Shawn Standard

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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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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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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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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Groundhog Day

Good Report Christopher and I went to Baltimore for his post-op appointment and Save-A-Limb.  His check-up was so-so. It was the first time we saw concern on Dr. Standard’s face. I’m hoping it was due to the sleep deprivation of … Continue reading

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Our Second Home

Baltimore Bound Christopher and I will leave next week for Baltimore for the follow-up appointment for the head splitting osteotomy and the fake ligament as well as the Save-A-Limb ride. I would like to say that seven weeks post-op that … Continue reading

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Half Way There

Reality Bites Two wheelchairs, three walkers, two sets of crutches, three Scottish Rite braces, one abduction brace, five abduction pillows and two wheelchair ramps – that’s what you accumulate after six years of living with Legg-Calve Perthes. We have enough … Continue reading

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