As I read the following article from the Diospi Suyana Hospital website, I thought about how often God will use our experiences, both good and bad, to help others. It seems like usually we can trust that when something difficult occurs in our lives, sometime in the future that experience when combined with a wisdom gained from knowing God will be used to encourage and help someone else. I thank God that he has a plan and that he works things out for his purposes. What a comfort that is for us as we continually put our trust in him while we walk through this life.
Fate of a Child: The Femoral Head Dies
But that doesn’t need to be the end
Little boys usually are running around constantly. However, 6 year-old Henry has been limping for 6 months, so his parents were justifiably concerned. Pediatrician Dr. Martina John examined the little one with great care. The mobility of his right hip was indeed limited. The x-ray image (see above) revealed the reason. The right femoral head (from viewer’s left) is partially dead and collapsed. The disease is called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
Diospi Suyana’s gynecologist Dr. Hassfeld is an expert in this field, which actually is an orthopedic issue, because one of his sons has been affected by the same disease. It encouraged Henry’s parents immensely to hear that Dr. Hassfeld’s son again can run and play sports normally. And as a rare opportunity, Henry received the crutches of Dr. Hassfeld’s son.
Explanation: Normally, the femoral head can regenerate with this condition.