Monday, May 13, 2013


As I mentioned before, Liam has hydrocephalus (a disruption in the balance between the flow or absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain). Specifically to Liam, the amount of fluid in the fourth ventricle of his brain keeps increasing. The amount of fluid should be moving and the ventricle should maintain the same level of fluid. Because the fluid is not moving like it should, the fourth ventricle is increasing.

So far, we don't think the hydrocephalus is significantly impacting Liam. Unfortunately, the enlarged ventricle can start causing pressure, and then cause damage to his brain.

I don't know if the neurosurgeon will suggest it is time to intervene. I don't know what options they would use to treat Liam yet. Off to the neurosurgeon we go again, our appointment is on Wednesday. We'll find out if they'll do something to fix the hydrocephalus now, or continue to monitor.


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