What is IH and how does it affect families?

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<p>What is I.H. and how does it affect families?</p> <p>What is I.H. and how does it affect families?</p> <p>I.H. is invisiblebut we are not!I.H. is invisiblebut we are not!I.H. is invisiblebut we are not!I.H. is invisiblebut we are not!I.H. is invisiblebut we are not!</p> <p>Medication helps some people, but for others it means excruciatingbrain surgeries, inserting shuntswhich often fail and have to be replaced or block causing life threatening situations.</p> <p>This shows how Doctors do a Lumbar Puncture. (L.P.)This drains off excess Cerebrospinal fluid, lowering brain pressure. Its also used to diagnose IH and monitor the pressure too. Some IH patients have to have this done every weekThis procedure carries risks too; meningitis, infections and damage to the back.</p> <p>NothingSeems normal compared to other peoples lives.</p> <p>Young carerUSA</p> <p>I get sad and mad when Mommy isnt home.I get sad and mad when Mommy isnt home.Young carer, USA.</p> <p>Thank you to all the young carers, IH patients and their families who helped to make this awareness campaign a reality. I truly appreciate your support.Together we can make a difference.so thank you!Victoria Lewin</p> <p>For more information on IH please go to www.ihrfoundation.org</p> <p>For online support please go to www.ihaveiih.org</p> <p>For more information about Caitlins wish and our support resources, please go to www.caitlinswish.com</p>

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