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Has anybody had or has had a child that has had a shunt put in?

if you don't know what it is. it is a tube that runs from the head to the stomach to help drain fluid.

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Asked by babygavin at 3:16 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Adoption

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  • Uhhh, what does this have to do with adoption?

    Answer by randi1978 at 3:20 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I believe you have the question in the wrong category. :-)

    I have worked with children who have shunts placed.

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 3:22 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • check out the hydrocephalus mommies group

    Answer by a_and_j_momma at 3:25 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I babysat a little boy who's had a shunt since he was a month old. Did you have a question about the shunt or did you just want to know how many people know about them?

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 3:26 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • My Son Has One Message Me If You Have Some ?s He Had It Done At A Week Old Then Replaced Aug 2007

    Answer by Heatherking at 10:00 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • My niece's son had one and never had a problem with it at all, he is now 17 and he got it when he was around 7 or 8.

    Answer by katandtysmom at 1:47 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Insensitive Mom's really annoy me! What? Adopted children don't have shunts? What a stupid response to a question obviously asking advice about a serious issue. Can you say BE-YOTHC?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • cont....that was addressed to the 1st poster!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

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