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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

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

**03 September update: I’ve been asked a couple of times recently about shunt malfunction symptoms so I’ve just posted the answer I gave to a recent letter below as the first question/answer under ‘shunt worries’ (with a few more bits of info!).** 4,057 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

First10EM Cases

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