Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

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

May 4, 2013
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Not “just short”

I remember when our geneticist doctor said at the moment she became suspicious about Clara condition of having a skeletal dysplasia: “She only be short”. Well, unfortunately that isn´t true… Having a skeletal dysplasia as achondroplasia, is much more than … Continue reading

May 1, 2013
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Another day at the hospital

Yesterday, 30 April, Clara did a third transfontanelar ultrasound at D. Estefânia hospital. The ultrasound keeps showing an external hydrocephalus without sudden increase. It looks like to be benign and related to her condition. This kind of hydrocephalus is considered as a self-limiting … Continue reading

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