Thursday, May 31, 2012

Medical Information - Silas

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Last week I took Silas to see our paediatrician and she was impressed with how well he is doing.   She was concerned about his feet and the fact that his right foot has very little range of motion.   She said she would talk to some specialists and see who we should see first and what direction to go.

Today, we met with a Neurosurgeon.   He was so surprised with Silas' abilities.   He will be ordering a MRI, so we can get a look at his spine and head and have something to by in the future as Silas grows.   He saw no indication of there ever being a shunt in his head, no issues with hydrocephalus, no eye issues or vein issues.   He said that according to where the scar on Silas' back is, he should have incontinence issues and he doesn't understand how he could possibly be potty trained and have no accidents!   He just kept shaking his head in wonder...

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There can always be issues in the future with a tethered cord and we need to watch Silas closely for any changes, pain or bladder infections, numbness or change in his movement levels.   The Surgeon isn't worried about his feet and doesn't think he needs Physiotherapy.   He doesn't think we will need to be involved with the Spina Bifida Clinic and that we can just see him about once a year for check ups, if all is going well.   We will see him in October though, just because of the language barrier right now, he would like to see him once he understands English and can ask him questions.

He also said Silas could do any activity that he wants, although out of all activities he doesn't recommend martial arts, especially Tae Kwon Do!   He sees the most injuries and concussions from this sport over any other!   That is disappointing, since we already have two black belts in our house and two more to come!   But with such amazing, miraculous news... who can possibly complain!

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13 comments:

The Hull Munchkins said...

Wow, that is amazing news! Thanks for sharing this part of Silas' journey. He is doing so well!! It helps other AP's understand the possibilities with this SN.

He is so cute! I'm glad his adjustment home has gone smoothly so far.

Dianne said...

Such great news!! So glad that Silas dazzled the Dr's with such a clean bill of health. :)

the meaklims said...

I positively LOVE that while I was reading this post, the words of the song were "So fearfully and wonderfully made..." - He is perfect in every way and I'm so happy to hear this news.

With all of my heart... with all of my soul... let every breath I'm breathing display you... God.

God is SO good!

Jill

Tracy said...

Praise God! Great news! Love the close up shots of Silas. He is such a handsome little guy!

Denise said...

That is such great news!! What a blessing, and huge testimony of God's faithfulness. I hope his story encourages many more families to consider a special needs adoption.

Denise said...

And he really is SO incredibly cute! A very handsome young man.

Danae said...

Praise God! What awesome news!

Marie said...

What incredible news! Our God truly is the Great Physician! What a handsome fellow!

Monica said...

Yay, Silas! Wonderful news:)

Beth said...

Awesome news. He's got such an amazing smile!

Rebecca Staege said...

What a beautiful family you have! My name is Rebecca Staege, and we are in the process of adopting our sweet little boy who has two Tessier clefts. Sara Parent suggested I contact you, and I have so enjoyed reading through your blog and seeing pictures of beautiful Lilah. We recently found out that our son's facial issues were due to clefting, so Lilah is the first person we've found who has something similar! I'd love to connect more. My email is rstaege@gmail.com, and our blog is staegefamily.blogspot.com

Blessings,
Rebecca

Patrick and Christina said...

That is wonderful news and a I am sure an answer to many prayers! God is good!

Monica said...

This is amazing!!! I'm thrilled for you all to hear this update on Silas' condition. It's always sooo good to hear that things are better than expected, not the other way around.

I love that last picture of Silas. He is so adorable.