Last week I took Joshua to his Spina Bifida Clinic appointment at CHOC and he is doing great! Docs are very pleased with how everything is looking. We reviewed his ultrasound results and his bladder is looking good. His kidneys are still collecting some urine but docs don't seem too worried about that. We are just going to keep him on antibiotics to keep his urine as sterile as possible to avoid a UTI or Kidney infection. He is also taking a medication three times a day that relaxes his bladder so it doesn't work too hard. We are increasing his cathing to 5 times per day to give his bladder another opportunity to empty and maintain lower pressures...docs say this should help with the urine in the kidneys. They will check them again in June to see how they are looking.
As for ortho, Joshua is maintaining the same leg movement that he had, which is always great news. Ortho plans on beginning his bracing at the next visit (12 months old) as long as he is sitting up on his own. He is close...real close.. so let's keep our fingers crossed!