Ashleigh just had a check-up with her Neurosurgeon Dr. Zuccarello. The good news is that her CT shows everything is stable after her brain injury. In fact, Dr. Zuccarello said that her ventricles even look a little smaller. Here is a picture with Ashleigh and Dr. Zuccarello.
Getting a good report from the neurosurgeon is such good news as we really worry that her shunt may malfunction again. Ashleigh has had to have her VP Shunt replaced three times and it sets her back dramatically each time.
Dr. Zuccarello took over for Ashleigh’s previous doctor, Dr. van Loveren, who took a new position in Florida. Dr. Zuccarello had big shoes to fill as Dr. van Loveren was one of our favorite doctors ever. Dr. Zuccarello has not disappointed and it is easy to see how much he really cares for Ashleigh.