Friday, October 19, 2012

Six month update

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Silas went and saw his Neurosurgeon again for his six month check up.

He was barely home the last time we saw the Doctor and so he couldn't really communicate yet and hadn't had an MRI.

We were able to see the MRI and everything looked amazing. The Doctor continues to be stunned about how well Silas is doing and he was amazed by the results of the MRI. He did say he wished he could have the information about Silas' surgery in China because everything just looks so good. The Chinese surgeon did an amazing job.

It is highly unlikely that Silas will ever have a tethered cord or scoliosis. His spine is very straight and just curves slightly at the bottom. He has fluid around the spine where his surgery was, so getting hit in the back should not be an issue. He was given the go ahead to do any activities he wants.

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We will only go see the surgeon once a year from now on. We still need to watch for any changes or long term pain, but his diagnosis is great! We went into his adoption with complete faith, not knowing what we would get regarding his Spina Bifida. Silas was on the special focus list for five months, with nobody looking at his file. And here he is, home and healthy!

8 comments:

Dixie-Lee said...

absolutely wonderful news -- I can't wait to get to spend time with and get to know Silas :)

Tracy said...

Amazing news! May God continue to bless you and your family. Daniel is healthy and generally easy going, too, although he does have his moments when he doesn't get his way.

Sorry for not keeping my blog updated. I've been debating if I should keep it up, since it's public and how I could use it to advocate for adoption and to share about God's love for us and the orphan.

Marie said...

That is wonderful news! So sad that so many kids get overlooked and have to wait so long. :(

Dianne said...

That is such wonderful news!! So happy to hear this. :)

Denise said...

That just makes my heart leap with joy! Not just that he is so healthy (but of course that too), but that you took the step faith when so many didn't. I'm so glad others overlooked him so that he could be exactly where he belongs - with you!

Patrick and Christina said...

What wonderful news!...does this mean you will let him join the boys at Taekwon Do?

You certainly are faithful and God sure is GOOD! :)

Many blessings,

Christina

the meaklims said...

Wow... WONDERFUL news for Silas! He is such a happy boy.

Jill

The Drinkwaters said...

What wonderful news! So glad to hear the positive report from the doctor. I am sure he will continue to bloom and grown under his families loving care.