Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shunt Revision Next Week!



You know how we just love Dr. G around our house. And you also know that it's been nearly 6 months since he performed surgery on one of us Sorenson's....so I would say it's time to hit the operating table again, don't you?

This time it's Elisabeth's turn.

You see, she has been having trouble with her shunt...and when you depend on a shunt to keep you alive, shunt problems are not good. More specifically, her shunt is having trouble staying at the right setting. So one of two things is happening: a) her shunt is resetting itself or b) Elisabeth is changing the setting with all her head banging. Either way, her current programmable shunt has got to go.

So Dr. G is going to perform brain surgery (doesn't that sound dramatic!) and place a new shunt. This one will be a fixed pressure shunt meaning that there are no settings to worry about. Surgery is scheduled for next Tuesday, the 20th, in Spokane, WA. And of course, I'll keep you all posted.

Ciao for now!

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