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Brain Surgery #5

First of all, Little Miss Minion is doing well and we are home. Don’t let the title of this post scare you.
Monday night, we noticed that LMM was acting like she had a headache. 513 more words


At the end of April when Wyatt was 6 months old I started getting really concerned about his head shape. He never laid on the back of his head and he wouldn’t turn to the left. 717 more words

Hydrocephalus Awareness Month!

Happy September!

September is Hydrocephalus Awareness month. In case you are a new reader, my daughter Little Miss Minion was born 12 weeks early and developed hydro as the result of a series of complications from an infection, sepsis, and meningitis. 94 more words


Wyatt’s stroke caused a large blood bleed to block the normal cerebral fluid from running its course through the body. This resulted in hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain) and has no cure yet. 690 more words

Two Years Adjusted

LMM turned two years old (adjusted) yesterday. Her birthday is in May, but since she was due in August, we adjust for her prematurity when assessing her development. 98 more words

The Beginning

Hydrocephalus: In short it is a neurological condition that translates to water brain. There are fewer than 200,000 US cases per year. It is very rare.   788 more words

A brain surgery and two shunt revisions later..

Welp I go back to work this weekend. Crazy nervous about it though…its been six weeks since I’ve woke up and put on scrubs. Scrubs are like a second skin to me, its when I feel the most like myself..I’m able to put all other cares aside and put my heart and soul into the welfare of another individual whom may be having the worst day of their life. 189 more words