Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

December 11, 2014
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10 days after

Ten days after a forced rest in the hospital, Clara is back home. After two CT scans, with 12 days interval between both, while in a “cage rest”, Clara was discharged from the hospital, but with restrictions. The neurosurgeons team decided that … Continue reading

December 5, 2014
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Time for decisions

On the 1st December Clara was hospitalized. Although she seems to be very well, her neurosurgeon plan is that Clara stays at the hospital for a rest period of 10 days and to be close monitorized to evaluate the hematoma … Continue reading

October 3, 2014
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Chronic subdural hematoma

Two days ago, Clara had 3 routine appointments scheduled with her orthopedist, ENT and neurosurgery assistant doctors. She had a MRI done on September 10th and all seemed to be just fine. But it wasn´t. Clara´s MRI showed a very clear … Continue reading

August 17, 2014
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Neurologic signs of cervico-medullary compression

Lately, I´ve knew about other children with Clara´s age and with achondroplasia that had to undergone emergency cervico-medullary decompression surgery. I know also that some parents observe strange signs in their children without recognizing them to be neurologic alterations. I … Continue reading

January 23, 2014
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Breathe…not so simple as that

The last few days have been hard for Clara. She had another otitis in the same ear again and this time she had also a upper respiratory infection. She had continuous production of nasal mucus, greenish, with fever and anorexia … Continue reading

December 10, 2013
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Otitis + upper respiratory infection + fever…

Since 6th November, Clara had 3 otitis in her left ear. Now, in her 3rd otitis since two days ago, this time a fever came together. Last night, her body temperature seemed a bit high during her sleep, her breathing … Continue reading

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