Originally Posted by rr14
Hi all, this is my first post here and nice to meet you all.
I have a son who is 1.5 years old and he did his 1st shunt surgery when he was 3 months old because of an arachnoid cyst.
Up until now everything is alright but today he felt down on his back when he was sitting down on the floor and my question is that is it dangerous that when he hit his back part of his head, will it affect the shunt or may it broke the shunt?
Thank you very much
Reply to a fall:
Im not a doctor but i too have a shunt. Shunts are made of plastic and yes can withstand a lot of what lifes every day activites throw at us. Some falls will cause the shunt to shatter.
Watch for dialation of the pupals , I may not have spelt that correctly.
Generally the shunt is tough.
I fell on ice when i was 12 shattering my shunt immediatly i felt dizzy , sick to stomach and soon began to projectile vomit , ( something out of a movie) no it was real .
Shunts that are put into infants as i was will need revisions as mine did .
Persons with shunts are not barbie dolls who need exta care , persons with shunts are like everyone else.
There is safty issues that un shunted peple as well as persons with shunts face.
Live a normal life be happy