goldfish.girl Posted January 27, 2011 Share Posted January 27, 2011 I have just got home after 10 days in hospital with my wee boy who is 10. He has been poorly with a headache since New Year which really scared me after my own SAH symptoms. After taking him to 4 (!!!) different doctors, he was finally scanned and they found a large Sub Arachnoid Cyst. We were sent to the childrens hospital in Aberdeen where he had an operation to have a shunt put in. I know some others on here have had similar operations to reduce pressure in the brain and wondered if you could give him any words of encouragement. He's very tired from the op and very tearful about everything that happened to him in hospital. He doesn't like his shaved patch or the look of the scars on his head and tummy. He can feel the valve behind his ear (which is now sticking out) and because he's so skinny you can see the tube going right down his body to his tummy. He really doesn't like this and I'm hoping maybe others who have had this done could reassure him that he will get used to this over time? Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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