Jul 30, 2009
Just a small update - she's under the knife right now. Left her at the hospital an hour or so ago.
Her father is staying there while I have to work - he'll call as soon as it sounds like she'll be back from recovery.
Just prior to the final checks and before signing the surgical consent form, they explained their plan. Instead of removing the existing shunt, they are inserting a valve into the line (setting it to medium setting which works for most people)
A little annoyed that they only updated us as she was just about to go into theatre, but one has to assume they know what they are doing. It doesn't really give you much time to consider it or talk to people that have had this type of alteration done to their LP shunt line.
All I can say is that it better work and not be some kind of half baked short cut that they are taking. We really need this to function and for her to come home as close as possible to pre hospital, pre headache state.