I mostly did this header thing because I thought it would be a creative way to distract myself. Because for the past week or so Asher has been complaining of headaches and has some other possible symptoms of a shunt malfunction. We've been communicating with his team at the hospital and watching him closely. We have an appointment for an MRI today, so we'll be traveling a couple of hours and then continuing to hope for the best.
Yesterday when he woke up Asher announced, my brain is making me sick.
Oh my heart.
There are so many variables to consider with a child with hydrocephalus. I mean, it could be that his sinuses are bothering him or that his eyes are giving him trouble. It could be nothing. But then it could be that his shunt is not working right and that would mean that the spinal fluid in his brain is not draining through his ventricles to his spinal cord...so we always choose safe rather than sorry and we get it checked out. Of course, this is never really all that easy.
Please hope with us that this is much more nothing than something.
Asher's MRI is at 2pm (CST). Let's all also
Thank you, friends.
"Cause that's what prayer do. It's like electricity, it keeps things going." - Aibileen in The Help