Perthes for Parents
Where to start
In hindsight, the symptoms were there for several years. We went to urgent care, pediatricians, several specialists and had countless tests before finally hearing the diagnosis Perthes. I thought that would bring answers, but it just brought more questions: Was I doing the best thing? Could I do more? Why did it take this long to get diagnosed?
Perthes disease brings about more questions than answers and is often as emotionally trying on parents as physically and emotionally trying on children. Feelings of being overwhelmed, frustrated, even feelings of guilt are often expressed by parents and caregivers. You aren’t alone. It is a journey. LCPF hopes to provide you with a road map to the resources your family needs.