Helmet therapy progress

Ben's surgery was over two months ago, and I can't believe how fast time is flying! Ben is five months old, and getting bigger every day. Everyone who sees him can't believe how chubby he is getting. He is definitely not lacking in the cheek department!

Be has been in his helmet for seven weeks, and we are starting to see some results. We went to Dallas last week and saw Dr. Genecov and had a helmet adjustment. Dr. Genecov was pleased with Ben's head. He said he is starting to get some bone growth on top where his giant soft spot is. He was also glad to see that Ben's head is not growing tall on top. His head is growing in all the right places. We will not see Dr. Genecov again for two months- so we have at least two months left of helmet therapy.

Ben had a few minor adjustments on his helmet. The exciting part of our appointment was another scan. With the scan, the technician was able to show me exactly where his head has grown and where we want it to go. It helps to see it on the computer!
We are able to see his head rounding out, and I wanted to include some pictures to show all of you Ben fans just how he is coming along. These are from bath time at home. Ben's physical therapy is going well. I feel like we are reaching a point where we can cut back a bit and keep working with him at home. We will go back this week and see what they say. He still has a lot of work to do, but he is getting stronger every day.

Ben amazes us with his great personality and easy-going nature. He is a great traveler and a good sport about everything he has to go through. He is such an amazing baby! We couldn't ask for more.


  1. He is getting so big! Glad to hear things are good and getting better. Thanks for keeping us updated :)

  2. Thanks for the update! WOW, the pictures really show the difference. Amazing that it has only been 2 months. YAY for Ben!!