Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Grace started limping in November of 2015. She was diagnosed with Perthes Disease in March of 2016. We initially sought care in Indianapolis, but after Grace continued to worsen we were referred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. After second opinions confirmed the need for surgical intervention, we decided to return to Cincinnati Childrens and Dr. Tamai's great team. Grace will be having surgery on January 10, 2017 to release tendons in her hip. She will be in a Petrie Cast for 6 weeks. At the end of February she will return for a second surgery. This one will be more involved as they take a piece of her pelvis to reform the socket of her hip. She will be in a full body cast after this procedure.