Looking Back…Moving Forward: Moments that Matter

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Jennifer Bulthuis, hydrocephalus momThe Hydrocephalus Association (HA) continues its 30th anniversary history series with an interview with our Minnesota Community Support Network leader, Jennifer Bulthuis. Jennifer lives in Maple Grove with her husband, Curt, and their two children, Abby (7) and Jonathan (4). Jonathan was diagnosed with hydrocephalus just days after celebrating his first Christmas. He was six months old at the time. Jennifer became concerned when Jonathan wouldn’t sleep. At the time of his diagnosis he couldn’t sleep longer than eight minutes without waking up screaming and crying. After months of tests and various opinions from a variety of medical professionals, Jennifer and Curt finally had a diagnosis that left them in shock, not knowing what hydrocephalus was or what this meant for Jonathan or their family. (more…)