Wendy Valdez and her husband Normann Garcia have remained optimistic about the medical condition of their son Seth.
Their baby boy, who turned one on June 11, was born with spina bifida—which was defined by WebMD.com as a type of neural tube defect where "a baby's spine and spinal cord don't develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine."
They learned about Seth's condition on the fourth month of Wendy's pregnancy.
Early this month, in a conversation with an Instagram follower, the former model revealed, "Ako, hindi namin alam if makakalakad si Seth.
"Pero kung ano magagawa namin, gagawin namin, the rest is up to God kung yun ang plano niya para kay Seth.
"Nalulungkot din ako kapag nakikita ko mga bata na kasabay niya na nakakalakad, pero wala ko magagawa kung iba ang istorya niya."
The latest update: Seth didn't have to wear his hip brace the whole day.
The Pinoy Big Brother alumna happily announced, "Hip Brace Removed.
"It was 7 months ago when Seth first discovered his foot and started playing with it, but their acquaintance was cut short, kasi kailangan na siya lagyan ng braces because of his hip dysplasia," which happens when bones in the hip joint don't fit together correctly.
She resumed, "Last week, he finally got a rest from wearing his hip brace.
"After 4 months in a harness and 7 months in a brace, night time niya na lang daw isusuot ang hip brace niya, sa araw puwede nang wala.
"If the hips would hold up during the 2 week observation of not wearing the brace at daytime, puwede na siya ulit mag-therapy."
The couple hopes that Seth can get rid of the hip brace for good.
Wendy said, "We are praying na hindi na maaalis ang right hip niya sa tamang posisyon, para tuluy-tuloy na siyang hindi gagamit ng hip brace.
"Seth was super excited to reunite with his feet. Na-miss niya sobra kaya kinakain nya mga paa niya madalas.
Nakakadapa na din siya konti konti. Yehey!"
The 36-year-old mom considered these developments as great milestones for Seth.
Last June 14, she wrote on Instagram that her baby may not be able to walk, urinate or poop properly on his own.
Wendy added, "His hip bone is not in the right position, and he has mild hydrocephalus—all [caused] by an opening in his spine while he was still in the womb."
But she's been keeping her hopes up.