Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords received a permanent shunt for her hydrocephalus Wednesday, May 18th

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Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head more than four months ago in Tucson, Ariz., had a permanent ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt inserted for hydrocephalus.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering well after her two brain surgeries yesterday.  Neurosurgeons also placed a bone flap to protect her brain and skull.  This operation, known as cranioplasty, is another milestone in Rep. Giffords’ recovery and will allow her to move around without the helmet she has worn since January.  Doctors have marveled not only at Rep. Giffords’ survival, but also at her recovery.

We wish congresswoman Giffords speedy recovery.

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1 Comments for : Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords received a permanent shunt for her hydrocephalus Wednesday, May 18th
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    Congresswoman Gifford’s has been a supporter of the Hydrocephalus Association for several years, as was her aide who was killed, Gabe Zimmerman. She is Tom Tronsdale (son Mac) and my Congresswoman. Tom and I spent a long time with Gabe teaching him about hydrocephalus. My daughter gave Congresswoman Gifford’s one of her navajo made hydro pins. My daughter (Lara) received a beautiful letter from Gabby thanking her for the pin and the work we are all doing to get the word out about hydrocephalus. It is a shame that Congresswoman Gifford’s did not get the recognition by the H.A. as a supporter and the photo of Tom, Gabe and myself did not get in the H.A. newsletter until Gabe is dead at age 30 and Congresswoman Gifford’s has a shunt for Hydrocephalus. At least Congresswoman Giffords knew about Hydrocephalus before she was diagnosed.

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