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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

What is Hydrocephalus/Hydrocephaly?


Usually when we mention that the little lady we're trying to adopt has hydrocephalus, we're met with questions and confused looks.  Don't worry, we didn't know what it was before we researched it either. :) Check out the video above to find out more about hydrocephalus and how it is treated.  There's a good possibility Z hasn't had shunt surgery yet, so she will need that when we bring her home. 

Here's another great link a friend who is also adopting a little girl with hydrocephalus sent me:
http://www.cerebralpalsyandotherdisorders.com/cerebral-palsy-hydro.html

2 comments:

  1. You mentioned that Z will need shunt surgery when she gets home. Is ETV also still a possibility?

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  2. Hi Tom, the short answer is we're not sure. We'll have to see when she's evaluated whether or not she qualifies. We love the idea of Z not having to be shunt dependent and the possibility of "curing" the hydro, but even if she does qualify for ETV, we definitely want to do more research about long term results of ETV. Thanks for asking!

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