Braxton had his first brain surgery to have a VP shunt placed when he was two months old. A VP shunt is a medical device that relieves pressure on the brain. So far, his shunt has helped with the pressure and fluid buildup, his head size is continuing to grow but the doctors are watching it closely. Most days he is fussy and cries, but we can only imagine what he may be feeling, the possibility of having a dull headache or just the pressure build up alone. Due to the fluid build up in his head, it’s extremely hard for him to hold his head up on his own.
Braxton has therapy on a weekly basis, he sees a Physical, Vision, Occupational and Feeding Therapist. They all work together to help him improve his developmental delay. Braxton also has CVI, Cortical Visual Impairment, basically the way he sees things is like looking through a block of swiss cheese.
I worked full time, but due to Braxton’s daily needs I had to quit my job and focus all of my time on him. This to me is a small sacrifice as I am committing to giving Braxton the best quality of life, which he deserves. As he continues to get bigger, more challenges seem to present themselves. He has a wheelchair that is being made, the vehicle I have is small (Ford Fiesta) and I am asking for help with getting a bigger vehicle to help hold his wheelchair and make being mobile a little easier for him. He has regular appointments with his team of wonderful doctors, he sees a Neurosurgeon, Neurologist, GI, Pediatrician, and Ophthalmologist on a regular basis.
I want to thank you all so much for your support. We appreciate everyone's prayers and concerns and the out pouring of love for Braxton. Braxton is a very lucky boy to have such a wonderful group of family and friends in his life, we LOVE him!
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