West Columbia Boy Undergoes Second Brain Surgery

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A 4-year-old West Columbia boy will undergo his second brain surgery next week. We first introduce you to the Schumpert family in September of 2004.

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Diane

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Feb 15, 2008
 
hope that he will do fine
prays are with you and your son may god bless you
diane

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Feb 15, 2008
 
That is so sad. What a beautiful baby.
blah

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Feb 15, 2008
 
This is my 2nd cousin peyton..im shocked he has to go again to ny to have surgry..i hope they fix it this time for good..i love my cousin i just saw him not too long ago at a family gatherin he looked fine so i hope not too much is going to change..luv you peyton!! your second cousin!!

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Feb 15, 2008
 
blah wrote:
This is my 2nd cousin peyton..im shocked he has to go again to ny to have surgry..i hope they fix it this time for good..i love my cousin i just saw him not too long ago at a family gatherin he looked fine so i hope not too much is going to change..luv you peyton!! your second cousin!!
He will be fine. I can feel it.
Moca

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Feb 15, 2008
 
This precious child is in my prayers!!!

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Feb 15, 2008
 
Ditto.
Moca wrote:
This precious child is in my prayers!!!

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Feb 16, 2008
 
What an adorable little boy. Hope all goes well.
Puff

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Feb 16, 2008
 
blah wrote:
This is my 2nd cousin peyton..im shocked he has to go again to ny to have surgry..i hope they fix it this time for good..i love my cousin i just saw him not too long ago at a family gatherin he looked fine so i hope not too much is going to change..luv you peyton!! your second cousin!!
Peyton is really cute. I know he will come through surgery just fine.

However, I have a question about his medical condition. What exactly is "Vein Of Gallen"? Is it some type of swollen vein, or artery that won't stop growing? Does he have headaches? Does it interfere with his sight, or his ability to move around? The article doesn't go into any details and I think it would be good for people to be educated, in order to keep up with his progress.

I wish the family well.
Allison

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Feb 16, 2008
 
Puff wrote:
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Peyton is really cute. I know he will come through surgery just fine.
However, I have a question about his medical condition. What exactly is "Vein Of Gallen"? Is it some type of swollen vein, or artery that won't stop growing? Does he have headaches? Does it interfere with his sight, or his ability to move around? The article doesn't go into any details and I think it would be good for people to be educated, in order to keep up with his progress.
I wish the family well.
The vein of galen malformation is located in the middle of the brain everyone has a vein of galen but Peyton's is malformed. The vein connects with an artery and has small feeder veins that also go into the malformation. All the blood that flows into the malformation will make it larger causing a build up of fluid on the brain. There has not been a lot of research done on the malformation because it is so rare and only 10% of babies diagnosed will live. We have been so fortunate to have our little boy for 3 years. Thank everyone so much for all of their thoughts, support and prayers.
Puff

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Feb 16, 2008
 
Allison wrote:
<quoted text>The vein of galen malformation is located in the middle of the brain everyone has a vein of galen but Peyton's is malformed. The vein connects with an artery and has small feeder veins that also go into the malformation. All the blood that flows into the malformation will make it larger causing a build up of fluid on the brain. There has not been a lot of research done on the malformation because it is so rare and only 10% of babies diagnosed will live. We have been so fortunate to have our little boy for 3 years. Thank everyone so much for all of their thoughts, support and prayers.
Thank you so much for the information. I know this is a tough time for your family right now, but I feel optimistic that he will be better, soon.
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Feb 18, 2008
 
GOD BLESS YOU LITTLE ONE, EVERYONE IS PULLING FOR YOU SWEETIE...WE SAY A BIG PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...
Linda Lugoff

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Feb 19, 2008
 
Such a precious little boy. God bless him and his Family. I will keep him in my prayers.

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