Celebrating today! Archies's latest x rays show excellent bone growth over the last six months. The little femoral head has nearly re- ossified (grown back) and done so in a pretty good shape. What this means is no more worries about major hip operations and that in a years time the disease process will be nearing its end. (A truly odd disease Perthes'). The Growth plate continues to look a bit dodgy but even that wont have huge ramifications. A happy, lucky and grateful day.