Thursday, May 31, 2012
Medical Information - Silas
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...
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!