my little boy is in hospital on monday to have his shunt changed. he currently has a fixed pressure shunt, but they are changing it to a programmable one. this will be his 3rd shunt. he is now 7 months old(5 months corrected)
i dont really know anything about programmable shunts and would welcome any information people can offer. pros and cons? questions we need to ask the surgeon? any common problems encountered? would you recommend them? are magnets a real problem?
am feeling scared and nervous about his op, any information would be great.
Edited February 6, 2010 at 5:30 am