Faith, Family, Friends, & Football = A powerful force for our QB as he #tacklesperthes!

It has been approximately 29 days since Elijah’s surgery. Each day is a new challenge AND a new chance for Elijah to see what he’s made of, who he is made of….our young man of God. I wanted to pause and share with you how our QB is doing since he’s been home. I’ll beContinue reading “Faith, Family, Friends, & Football = A powerful force for our QB as he #tacklesperthes!”

Bringing our boy (@QBWalters1)….HOME! #score #earlyrelease #tackleperthes

With Elijah making steady progress and since we have found a physical therapist (who has never worked with a Perthes patient or an external fixator, BUT is up for the challenge of learning) Doctor Standard has agreed to let us go home to continue treatment a little earlier than we anticipated. Our PT here willContinue reading “Bringing our boy (@QBWalters1)….HOME! #score #earlyrelease #tackleperthes”

Part boy, Part machine, ALL HEART! Elijah (@QBWalters1) is our #manofsteel #tackleperthes

Elijah is getting stronger each and every day. He has remained very upbeat. He has had a couple setbacks with nausea episodes and an accidental slip of his leg off his wheelchair, which resulted in some major bleeding, BUT other than that he is improving like a beast. I knew my boy was a toughContinue reading “Part boy, Part machine, ALL HEART! Elijah (@QBWalters1) is our #manofsteel #tackleperthes”

Elijah (@QBWalters1) makes a first in ten for sure as he #tacklesperthes to the ground! The pool, prayer, and your packages have been game changing!

You know when the game shifts from not in your favor to highly in your favor? Well, that’s how these last 32 hours have felt, and although there is a lengthy road ahead with this disease and lots of hurdles, I’m going to choose to pause and celebrate these gains! First down & Victory #1Continue reading “Elijah (@QBWalters1) makes a first in ten for sure as he #tacklesperthes to the ground! The pool, prayer, and your packages have been game changing!”

Bye-Bye, Epidural…..Hello, Pain. :( Time to #tackleperthes like a Tiger.

Bye-Bye, Epidural – So, for the first 3 days post-surgery Elijah’s pain had been fairly manageable, although he was vomiting quite consistently. Today, however, that would all change because the “big boy” epidural was coming out and shortly after his catheter. Obviously, they wean him off the epidural slowly to allow his body to adjust,Continue reading “Bye-Bye, Epidural…..Hello, Pain. 😦 Time to #tackleperthes like a Tiger.”

Our Perthes Quarterback’s Days 2 & 3 Post Surgery! Baby steps….cue the vomit!

Thursday – Day 2 – None of us got much sleep because the medical staff was in and out all night checking, poking, prodding, you know, doing all the things they do. We’ve tried to really take the time to get to know each of them and a bit of their story. They’ve all beenContinue reading “Our Perthes Quarterback’s Days 2 & 3 Post Surgery! Baby steps….cue the vomit!”

Punching Perthes In The Face….Tiger Style!

Ok, so no one in our family had ever heard the word Legg-Calve-Perthes (Perthes) before May 18th. No one. Not my 60…something mom (mom, you don’t seem a day over 30 in my mind!), not several friends who work in the medical profession, certainly not me, and definitely not Elijah. One of our greatest initiativesContinue reading “Punching Perthes In The Face….Tiger Style!”