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

September 25, 2014
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Anual MRI

Since the surprise from the results of the first MRI, when Clara was 9 months old, that anxiety was always there on the other two times Clara was submitted to this exam. The sedation procedure with inhalatory anesthetic is smooth and painless … Continue reading

January 25, 2014
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Post-surgical MRI

Finally, after 7 months waiting, Clara did a post-surgical control MRI two weeks ago. There was a slight anxiety on the result of the surgery. After all, the cervical-medullar compression that was diagnosed in June 2013 was a clinical finding, … Continue reading

January 4, 2014
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Control MRI

Yesterday, 3 rd January, Clara did a post-surgery MRI, at last! The pediatric hospital where Clara goes, Estefania hospital, has a waiting list of 6 months for MRI, so the delay was substantial. She has been very well after the surgery with … Continue reading

June 18, 2013
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An unexpected result

Today we went to D. Estefânia hospital for the neurosurgeon appointment. I was quite confidante that the result would be just fine for Clara. She has been very well, even improving from her sleep apnea (she didn´t use her CPAP … Continue reading

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