In the morning we got a call with what they had found overnight. His temperature, heart rate and blood pressure had not dropped, there was a build up of fluid in the abdomen which had a lot of bacteria present in it and was causing infection, and they had taken a sample of CSF from the shunt to make sure there was no bacteria in there too but there was. They couldn’t see what was causing the fluid in the abdomen so immediate explorative surgery was to be performed. They discovered that the shunt that was inserted in January was infected and was poisoning the body, so the decision was made to remove the shunt altogether, and completely flush the body of the infection. They sterilised the inside of his body and have put him on antibiotics to try and wipe out the infection. Now it’s a matter of letting his body do what it’s made for, and fight the infection. Once the infection is gone he will go through ANOTHER surgery to place a new shunt system into his brain.