Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Had Violet's Neurosurgeon Appointment today. Even though he was on leave in November when Violet was last admitted, he of course knew all about it. He said he feels confident after seeing her Shunt Series X-ray and CT scan in November that her shunt is still working properly. He talked me through these recent scans and on her x-ray got to see for first time how much shunt tubing she has in her abdomen, more than plenty in there for further growth!
He also told me more about her Pineal Cyst and said it could grow up to 2cm and unless it grew beyond that and started pressing against areas around it in the brain it shouldn't be an issue. He said hopefully it won't grow to that point. Some don't grow at all but the fact hers already has still worries me...here's hoping it won't!
Violet has to have another MRI in the next few months too, this time it is mainly due to her seizures and vascular malformations. I was glad to hear that her shunt does not have a magnetic valve like some do, so it will not resetting after the MRI.
He said unless anything comes up inbetween...which we sure hope it doesn't...we can see him in 1 year! The longest break between appointments with him.