|The EVD...so glad this is getting removed today! (Click either pic to read more about it).|
|The other side of an EVD|
They had to take out the External Ventricular Drain (EVD) from the top of his head and replace it with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, which is basically a valve with a reservoir and a tube leading from his brain into his stomach. This is in order to extract fluid from his brain that would build up in his ventricles if the shunt weren’t in place. This is a process that most people’s brains automatically do. His official diagnosis is hydrocephalus caused by a Vitamin K deficiency.
|It's so sad he has to have this, but at the same time we are so thankful it exists.||Click here to read about it.|
The craziest part of all this is that his condition has no cure…it is just controlled, but almost all people who have had it controlled lead normal healthy lives. 60 years ago, we would have lost our precious little man.
|This is what could happen if hydrocephalus goes untreated. It makes me tear up seeing this poor child.|
|Click the pic if you want to learn more about hydrocephalus.|
|Our little guy wasn't feeling too good after his surgery.|