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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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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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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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One Foot In Front of the Other

Greener Grass Why am I jealous of kids riding skateboards? Seeing kids run through the neighborhood gives me the feeling of longing.  You and I can easily walk a 100 yards and not feel any pain.  Christopher can barely walk … Continue reading

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Just Keep on Trying

We are exactly a week out from surgery. It was a rough week but with every day comes a new challenge and improvement. Christopher’s right leg is really swollen and he now has a rash from the botox injections. The … Continue reading

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