I'm still here...sorry for the lack of updates...nothing really different is going on. Same old, same old. The days are ok mostly unless he is too active and then he tends to limp and be very stiff. The nights are still rotten for the most part. We have maybe 2 or 3 nights a week of sleeping all night w/out any pain. I can't seem to tie the night time pain to being overly active because it happens on a day that he's not done much at all as well. I am beginning to think it's just "one of those things" with perthes that sometimes pain is unavoidable, unfortunately. My sweet boy has a birthday coming up. He'll be turning 5! We are going on vacation the first week of August with my BFF and her family so we have quite a good bit coming up to look forward to. Here's a picture of Dalton and his cousin Sara Jane (my sister's little girl). This was taken on July 4th.
We are still waiting on the pediatric abduction pillow...having massive trouble finding it and now it's been 2 weeks since our appointment with Dr. Standard and I'm about to freak bc we haven't started using the pillow yet. No place seems to have a pediatric size. Dr. S is doing a chat with his perthes followers (lol...I say that because we joke on our perthes board that we are his groupies..haha) on Thursday so I can ask him what he advises.
Otherwise, our days are made up of playing in the pool, PT appointments, lots of reading and art activities, etc. I think most of you readers know that we homeschool. We are starting back next Monday and Dalton will "officially" be a kindergartener!! Wooha!! I just don't know what happened to my little curly haired baby!
A lady on our perthes board posted just recently that Dr. Standard has now released her son to run and jump and be a little boy again. He had the external fixator on in December and wore it for 4 months and then followed it up with bracing. Dr. S said his hip looks great now. I long for the day that I can make a post like that. I sat and read her post and cried like a baby...so happy for them, yet my mind filled with so many questions about when our time will come. I know we've only known about perthes since December 27, 2008..not quite 7 months out yet. I can't help but wonder if we had started some PT from the get-go if we would be further towards our goal of healing by now. I guess we can't question..we can just move forward and deal with whatever is thrown our way now. I just thank God for Dr. Standard and what he means to us and to so many countless others. He's truly an angel that's been sent our way!