In fact, everything seemed hopeless. Little Evie-Mae G.* (7 years old) from Bristol, Great Britain was blind shortly after his birth. Doctors diagnosed a brain disease. Everyone was sure: this girl would not be able to see, speak and walk.
but how “metro» Reported the girl who proved the experts wrong. Not only has she cured herself of what would have been a lifelong brain disease, but she has regained her sight after years of blindness and can now speak and walk.
Doctors said the brain damage would be permanent
Shortly after birth, the girl was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, the so-called “head of water”. It is a condition in which brain fluid builds up, leading to increased pressure in the brain.
Research showed that the pressure inside a girl’s head was 32 times normal. Warning sign for doctors. While they said some pain relief can be achieved with treatment, the brain damage will be permanent. “I was devastated,” the mother (28) tells the British newspaper.
Water in the brain has been diverted to the bladder
Despite the poor prospects for success, doctors began treatment. The so-called “shunt” was used for Ivy Mae. This is an artificial connection between two separate members. With Evie-Mae, fluid must be diverted from the brain to the bladder.
Indeed, the treatment worked. To everyone’s surprise, the girl was slowly able to see again due to the reduced pressure in her brain. At the age of two, Evie-Mae started walking and talking.
Meanwhile, doctors were able to completely remove the shunt. After years of treatment, the girl is now considered healthy and only has to come to the hospital for an eye exam every six months.
The joy is great. Not just with Evie Mae’s mother. “The doctor couldn’t believe it—he thought we’d have to go to the hospital every few years because the ‘shunt’ would keep blocking. It turns out she somehow healed herself,” the seven-year-old’s mother said. (Mr)
* The name is known
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