She is in my prayers... Good luck to you and your family.
post #31 of 87
7/22/05 at 2:22pm
Originally Posted by xocats
This is a photo of my sweet 23 year old Granddaughter. She loves TCS too. She requested that I post her photo & ask for your healing thoughts & prayers.
She has been diagnosed with Intermittent Normal Pressure Adult Hydrocephalus...swelling in the ventricles of her brain. The cause is unknown. She does not have a tumor. She was near graduation, from her university, when she began to have disabling headaches. She was treated for migranies. It did not help. She had to leave school. She came to my area & is being treated at a university teaching hospital.
Today, she had her final appointment with her neurosurgeon. He will open some holes in the ventricles of her brain, so that the excess fluid that is causing pressure can drain. This will be done through a hole in her skull. Cameras & all kinds of high tech equipment, that I can't explain, will be used. Because she is so young, it has been decided not to place a shunt. Their hope is that the holes will remain open & the excess pressure & pain will stop.
The surgery will be done as soon a the right team is in place...within one month. There are serious risks to this surgery but it is fairly straight forward. If everything goes will, she will be in intensive care a couple of days, then released.
This was very difficult to write. I am really stressed about this. My sweet Granddaughter is the light of my life. I was there when she was born...I adore her. She is a delightful person with a bright future, if her doctors can get this under control. She plans to finish school when this is resolved.
I wanted to give you some background today & I will update when it is time for her surgery or if there is a major change in plans but please, in the meantime...please pray for her.