level 3 brain bleed and didnt have a shunt?

MOmMy LoVe U - posted on 06/13/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Has anyone that had experience about there child having a level 3 brain bleed on both sides of the brain that didn't have a shunt. What was the out come.

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Jackie - posted on 07/01/2011

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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

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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 06/17/2011

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are they defiantly not putting shunt in? they put reservoir in 1st, to take fluid out of brain til it got back to semi normal color. It was about a month before they put the 1st shunt in.

MOmMy LoVe U - posted on 06/17/2011

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My son was born 4 months early. He has a level 3 bilateral brain bleed.

Becky - posted on 06/16/2011

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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?

MOmMy LoVe U - posted on 06/14/2011

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Well my son was born at 25wk n 2days old he weight 2lb 13inches he has a level 3 brain bleed on both sides of his head he's a month old now 3 weeks n 4days old.

Karen - posted on 06/14/2011

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Hi there. What is your childs diagnosis ? Shame how old is your child ? Hope all is ok.

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