Friday, October 19, 2012
Six month update
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.
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!