surgery

Cutting the cord

posted on September 30, 2001 - 5:00pm
Tom Baker, 14, is the second child of Harold and JoAnn Baker of Dover, Ohio. When he was a small boy, the family noticed that he walked "funny," certainly not like their first child, Jessica, now 18, or their youngest, Lisa, 11. Still, doctors weren't terribly concerned until the Bakers took Tom for his kindergarten physical. "The doctor noticed that he exhibited the Gowers' sign," JoAnn...

Cutting the cord

posted on September 30, 2001 - 5:00pm
Tom Baker, 14, is the second child of Harold and JoAnn Baker of Dover, Ohio. When he was a small boy, the family noticed that he walked "funny," certainly not like their first child, Jessica, now 18, or their youngest, Lisa, 11. Still, doctors weren't terribly concerned until the Bakers took Tom for his kindergarten physical. "The doctor noticed that he exhibited the Gowers' sign," JoAnn...

Neuromuscular disorders pose special risks, but preparation minimizes dangers

posted on June 1, 2000 - 12:40pm
Wendy Hinton says she "still gets goosebumps" when she thinks about the morning of Oct. 25, 1989. She and her husband, Doug, had brought their 2-year-old son, Shayne, to St. Anthony's Central Hospital in Denver to have a routine procedure that doctors thought might help the child's frequent ear infections and difficulty breathing through his nose. But, less than 15 minutes later, something went...