While we were home over the Christmas holidays, Jakeb had his check up for any developments in his Scoliosis. And there were none. YAY!!
This xray looks almost identical to our last one in March of 2010 (post links below). Upper curve is 33 and lower is 34 degrees. The upper being the Scoliosis curve and the lower being a compensatory curve. The body is really an amazing thing. Even with the weird things it does, it still knows to try to fix itself. A fluke? I think not. More like a miracle.
What you can’t see, though, and the difference in this xray and last March’s xray is that the growth plate is almost fully closed. Our doctor said that he could still grow a little bit more but it would be in his arms and legs and not his spine.
So this is what my full grown, not a little boy anymore, handsome as anything, almost as tall as a palm tree son looks like now.
His shoulders and hips are even so he shouldn’t have any trouble later in life. The only downside that the doctor mentioned was that he might have arthritis at 60 instead of 70. We asked him if there was a way he could prolonge the onset of arthritis and he said stay thin.
So it’s over! Yipee!!
He’ll have one more check up in a year and then we’re done.
So far, Anna shows no signs of having it but we are watching her closely. That girl is getting so tall!! I’m just about a 1/2″ from being the shortest person in our family. Talk about weird. Anyway, we’re hoping it just passes by her completely.
Here are the previous posts on our Scoliosis journey in case you’re interested.