Originally Posted by grevonsgirl
does anyone know if my daughter would qualify for ssi, she was born 10 wks early and she has hydrocephlus and she has a shunt. she also have had two surgeries for the shunts and now they are talking about she might have another bc she is about to out grow her recent one. she's about to turn 1yrs old and i hate that she has to keep going thru this, also the hospital i have to take her to is 45min away. does anyone know if i can get ssi for her conditon. please help thanks
Hello, I had twins (1 boy & 1 girl) back in August. I was only 5 months preg. and they were born, boy weighing 1lb 15oz & girl weighing 1lb 9oz. They both had inner cranial brain bleeds, my son had a grade 3 bleed and my daughter had a grade 3 on the left side and grade 4 on the right. My son is fine and the problem resolved on it own, however my daughter spent 5 months in the NICU and had 2 shunt surgeries, they first put in a subgalial shunt because she wasn't big enough for the VP shunt. In November the put in the VP shunt. I applied for SSI when they were about 1mo. old and they both got approved for it. I think they may discontinue my son's, but they told me my daughter would prob get hers for a while. Just to let you know she's doing GREAT, growing and developing well. We do recieve early intervention for the both of them because of their prematurity. If u need help just write back.