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Old 07-29-2008, 11:33 PM
nana2276 nana2276 is offline
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Hi I have just found out that my 3 week old grandson has hydrocephalus. he is being taken to london's sick kids tomorrow and i would like to talk to others to know what to expect



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Old 07-30-2008, 02:46 AM
saffsmom saffsmom is offline
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most likely he will have surgery to install a shunt (a drain tube with a valve) that will go from his head under his skin and drain into his abdomen. hydro is casued by a buildup of fluid in the brain. a shunt will allow the fluid to drain properly.
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