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Update – Andres (Chiari 1 Malformation)

Well, here we are not even three months out from Andres’ Chiari 1 malformation decompression surgery.

“How are his headaches?” you ask.

“Andres, how are your headaches?”

“What headaches?”

Gone.  Completely gone.

The neurosurgeon shook his head and reminded us the week before surgery that because Andres didn’t have the typical Chiari back-of-the-head headaches, there was only a 30% chance they would go away after surgery.

Gone.  Completely gone.

Andres is running, jumping, playing, riding his bike, getting out of breath, and not needing to come inside and lie down.  The little boy with the grimmace is gone.

It’s amazing what a few months (and a great surgeon) can do.