We went to Shriner’s for a visit and were told that yes, he is very soft in the middle and that he may require surgery when he gets older-we have to check back in five years. If we did surgery before puberty it may come back. He also said that it may require two bars instead of just one but that there are some new techniques on the horizon that may benefit him more.
Here is a picture I took just the other day to show how much it goes in when he is laying flat.
(The Dr. did not see this).