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Healing for my 8 year old son

February 08, 2012

I am a mother of 3 beautiful children, ages 10, 8, and 7. They have always been very strong and active, very much into sports of all kinds . My middle child has been suffering now for about 5 weeks with a pain in his hip. He has been limping everyday and cannot run and play like he is used to doing. He is normally a very happy-go-lucky child with a smile on his face at all times. His happiness has always been a blessing to me! Well, that smile is fading because of his pain and his frustration. His primary doctor referred him to an orthopedic at Nemours Children's Hospital. He had that appointment just this Monday. After x-rays and a physical exam, his doctor is thinking he may have Perthes disease, a rare condition where the blood flow gets cut off to the top of the femur and causes the bone to die. The doctor expects to see proof of this in his next xrays, which will be taken in 8 weeks. My husband and I are not ready to accept any such diagnosis. I am taking him tomorrow to be evaluated by a chiropractor. I am praying for my son to be completely healed and that the new set of xrays will just show normal bone growth. I am asking every believer to please hold my son up in your prayers. Thank you and bless you!

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