MacIntosh’s Brain Shunt Surgery
MacIntosh is just 1 year old and suffering from hydrocephalus – dramatic fluid on his brain. It is causing him great discomfort, pacing and circling, low vision and has caused regression of brain tissue. Thankfully there is treatment, which is surgery where a shunt is inserted and a tube to drain into his stomach. The shunt is permanent. It’s not without risk but without this surgery his prognosis is dire.
With the surgery, the prognosis is good. A succusful shunt procedure should mean a normal life span. It won’t repair any damage already caused to the brain, so MacIntosh will likely still have vision problems, but it should alleviate most of his behavioral issues such as circling and pacing and, most importantly will make MacIntosh feel so much better.
MacIntosh is the sweetest young boy with a lot of love to give and we would love to give him every chance at a happy long life xx We would be so very grateful if you could help us!
We have been given a rough estimate of $5000 to $6000 we will update with the costing as we know more.