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You Asked; I Answered - Shunts, Lifestyle & Strange Feelings.

*Update* I have received a lot of emails overnight regarding this post (all good!)…it seems many of you are finding it useful.  I’ve also had some more questions so I shall keep this post up and update it as more relevant questions come in.  3,443 more words


VP shunt malfunction


A 4 year old presented to the ED with a mild headache, nausea, and vomiting, and was triaged to the sub-acute area of the department. 608 more words

Emergency Medicine

So what exactly is Intracranial Hypertension (IH)

Firstly let me start by thanking you for taking the time in readying my blog, I was very grateful to the comments and feed back I got from my first posts. 553 more words


My Sick Day Rule(s)

The scans came back normal.  So did the X-rays.  After talk of keeping him overnight, he was released and Husband came home with Cody a bit before 11 last night.  444 more words


What is Important

Today Husband and I both took the day off work to attend a Celebration of Life for my Husband’s uncle, Reynold.  He passed away last Monday and is greatly missed by many people.  308 more words


And So It Begins...

Welcome to my blog!  I am new to blogging, so please be patient while I get the hang of it. :-)

First things first…about me.  I am a new stay-at-home mom in a small West Texas town.   386 more words

Laparoscopically assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement: a prospective randomized controlled trial


In ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery, laparoscopic assistance can be used for placement of the peritoneal catheter. Until now, the efficacy of laparoscopic shunt placement has been investigated only in retrospective and nonrandomized prospective studies, which have reported decreased distal shunt dysfunction rates in patients undergoing laparascopic placement compared with mini-laparotomy cohorts. 206 more words