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Shunt Revision #4

Little Miss Minion is currently sleeping off the sedative from shunt surgery #4.

Her last surgery was mostly successful. The goal is to drain extra fluid from inside the ventricles in her brain. 231 more words

Shunt Revision #3

Little Miss Minion had her third shunt surgery this morning. This shunt story started two days ago. Mr Minion and I feel her fontanel (soft spot on her head) on a pretty regular basis and we both thought it felt different Monday night. 412 more words

85 Days

Today is the 85th day since Little Miss Minion was discharged from the NICU. She’s officially been out of the NICU longer than she was in there. 89 more words

Shunt Revision

Shunts have a 30% failure rate during the first year. It looks like we are getting ours out of the way early.

I took Little Miss Minion to the pediatrician yesterday because she was hysterical for most of the day. 1,083 more words

Appointments Everywhere

For being 2 weeks old adjusted, Little Miss Minion is a very popular girl. This week, she has an appointment with her neurosurgeon to check her shunt and make sure everything is working correctly. 246 more words

A New Diagnosis

It is 10:32 am on August 4th. I have been admitted into the ER at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tn.

My shunt malfunctioned. 759 more words

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First Surgery

This has been a rough week for LIttle Miss Minion. Its been a rough week for Mr Minion and I as well.

On Tuesday, LMM had a regularly scheduled ultrasound of her head to make sure that her brain was developing normally. 1,250 more words