A Mother Warrior is a mother who hears there is no hope for her child and, instead of retreating and mourning, breaks down walls, weaves her way through obstacles, follows her intuition even when people tell her she is crazy. She is a mother who believes in hope. A mother who believes in miracles and is able to carry on with strength and determination, even when her partner doubts her and offers no support. A mother who never gives up, even when she keeps hitting dead ends. These are the women who will continue to open the door so future generations of children don't have to suffer. These are the mothers with hearts of gold and shields made of the strongest armor.
~ Mother Warriors by Jenny McCarthy
We are not surgeons and do not claim to be. We do not have any medical background other than what we have personally experienced. We only offer the information on this site for reference purposes only, and the advice is based on personal accounts from my daughter who is a VP shunt recipient, and myself as her mother.
If you, or a loved one, is facing shunt placement, we encourage you to GET INFORMED! Establish a good rapport with your family doctor and neurosurgeon. Ask questions! Have no regrets.