Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

March 21, 2015
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Waiting pays off

Since September we lived with a new short-term goal: solve the hematoma problem. It have been quite strange months, almost like living in a limbo, trying to do our best to prevent new falls and head bumps. It was hard. … Continue reading

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 22, 2014
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Subdural hematoma update

Medicine is the science of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. But is not mathematics. Besides knowledge and experience, medical doctors need to have sensibility for the problem and inspiration. Clara’s MRI with the subdural hematoma has been evaluated by … Continue reading

October 10, 2014
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Prevention of intracranial hematomas

A child with achondroplasia has, among other body characteristics, a large and heavy head and disproportional short extremities (arms and legs), increasing the difficulty to control gait. For that, the probability of hitting the head harder while walking, playing or just … 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

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