Inspired by Riley

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Post Op

Recovery from Bilateral Hip Adductor and Iliopsoas Releases with Brace Application challenged our entire family. We were all patient and prepared but had been optimistic that Riley’s recovery period would be short Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

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Surgery Discharge

Surgery could have been yesterday in my mind. Let me see, it was back on August 25th and I am ready to recount arriving in the recovery room. Riley made it through Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

Still waiting but Riley and Dad are keeping the ER staff entertained!

Into Surgery

It has been a long road for this family since committing Riley to Bilateral Hip Adductor and Iliopsoas Releases with Brace Application. On August 5th Riley and his Dad, John, headed up Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

Buck Brother’s: The Movie

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Bell Rung

Sharing our journey here is meant to be more than a place to vent. My intention is to open a window for those on the outside of this complicated life to gain Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

Worse than the Disease

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We had all let Riley down: doctors, therapists, orthotists, hospital staff and his own parents. While he was spending his surgery recovery period in a maple leaf brace a pressure ulcer was carving itself along Riley’s spine. I had released Riley from the brace as soon as clearance was given… but it was far too late and the damage was done.

Post Op

Erin visit 8-11-14 (37)

Recovery from Bilateral Hip Adductor and Iliopsoas Releases with Brace Application challenged our entire family. We were all patient and prepared but had been optimistic that Riley’s recovery period would be short given our dedication to his well-being.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness

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World CP Day is being celebrated around the globe today, October 1st, 2014.

Afflicted by Cerebral Palsy is not actually how I view Riley’s condition. 

Surgery Discharge

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Surgery could have been yesterday in my mind. Let me see, it was back on August 25th and I am ready to recount arriving in the recovery room.

Riley made it through the surgery without complications.

Riley, however, disagreed with the complication free assessment.

Into Surgery

Still waiting but Riley and Dad are keeping the ER staff entertained!

It has been a long road for this family since committing Riley to Bilateral Hip Adductor and Iliopsoas Releases with Brace Application.

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Arriving with Dad for surgery. Golisano Children’s Hopsital of Southwest Florida

On August 5th Riley and his Dad, John, headed up

my Dad

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There are so many conversations I need to have…

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So much guidance I still need…

Once more I must hear “I love you”…

One more opportunity to tell you how much you mean to me…

Twenty years ago today you left us to fend for ourselves…

How I need you to be part of my life now.

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Hip Surgery Risks

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On several occasions throughout the past year, John and I weighed the merits and risks of putting Riley through soft-tissue lengthening to alleviate the strain his tight tendons were putting on the left hip joint.   We knew that eventually Riley would require the surgery.

Arbonne events in Poland

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In just one week, Arbonne will be hosting four Discover Arbonne events in Poland.

Bilateral Hip Adductor and Iliopsoas Releases with Brace Application

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Riley leads a sedentary life. Sedentary is not exactly how I think of Riley. He has a lot of energy and being Riley takes a lot of energy. The reality, however, is that his activities are confined primarily to a seated position. My yoga instructor, Matthew, recently observed that “our body adjusts to how we live life.” In Riley’s case the body falls apart to how he doesn’t live life: no running, no playing, no exercise…

Buck Brother’s: The Movie

 

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