level 3 brain bleed and didnt have a shunt?
Jackie - posted on 07/01/2011
In our case, Cristian was a grade 4 they waited for the blood to resolve on its own, it was so severe that they did not expect for him to make it, his injury occurred during the delivery.. We were told that if he survived the damage was so severe he would pretty much be vegetable. After day 6 we chose to take him off the life support and leave him in God's hands, he miraculously survived. It was rough road, after he did end up needing a G-tube (feeding tube), he was non-ambulatory, but he was such a happy boy, he did attend special needs school. Cristian passed at age 7, his down fall was that they were never ever to completely control the seizures. The bleed obviously damages the brain, the outcome witll depend on how much is damage and which areas are damaged. If you would like to email me and speak further jackierdv @ yahoo I will be more than happy to share our experience and knowledge and emotions
Laura - posted on 06/19/2011
A shnt is generally used for excess fluid in the brain causing too much pressure - hydrocepholous. I have two who had brain bleeds and are almost 10 now. One has mild Cerebral Palsy and the other has moderate. Brain bleeds do not mean a child will have a shunt, or a child will have CP.
Becky - posted on 06/16/2011
Hi, my son, born at 30wks, is now 11yrs. He had a level 4 bleed in both sides. He started with 1 shunt and since the 2nd shunt revision he has had 2 shunts. How old is your child? What have the docoters told you about not putting a shunt in?
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