A child frolicking in a kiddie pool is usually a comforting sign of summer. For the Rupp family, it started an unexpected journey into a rare disorder. Austin Rupp was a typical 21-month-old boy in that pool last July, until he fell down and his leg twisted into an unnatural shape. Austin’s father, Drew Rupp, […]
After a long weekend of playing multiple soccer games on hard, dry grass, I can distinctly remember walking around like a geriatric man after a workout at Silver Sneakers. I limped around making painful noises and whining about heel pain. My heels became very sore, felt swollen, and were tender to touch. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I probably had Sever’s disease.
Reflecting back on 2012 is exciting. The big events for us include Jordan sitting up by himself, scooting, crawling, getting his first teeth, taking trips together and introducing him to our family and friends.
Akron Children’s received $302, 178 from Kohl’s Cares® for the hospital’s Future Fitness Clubs during a check presentation held in conjunction with the Akron Marathon Kids’ Run on Sept. 29.
Jordan’s Myelo Clinic appointment was scheduled for last Thursday to meet with his specialists and have some testing for information regarding his shunt and renal (kidney) function. He usually has an ultrasound for both of these tests but due to his soft spot closing, he will now have a CT scan for his shunt to […]