A&E – an emergency shunt inserted into Jacobs brain

Jacob had an emergency shunt inserted due to the brain tumour causing more problems, we took Jacob to A&E where we were told he had acute hydrocephalus.

Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain.  The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it.

Hydrocephalus can usually be treated using a piece of equipment known as a shunt which Jacob had inserted on the 31st July 2015.

This is a thin tube that’s surgically implanted in the brain and drains away the excess fluid.  If left untreated, hydrocephalus can be fatal.

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Bless him, more surgery.  We’re just hope that this makes Jacob feel better.

Looks like we’ll have to shave his hair off again……

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