A few weeks ago a relative had an aneurism rupture. Thankfully it was self-sealing and closed after the initial release. Additional medical attention has satisfactorily taken the additional steps to ensure that it has been sealed (they opted for a coiling procedure due to the location).
Due to complications from the burst, the cerebrospinal fluid production rate is outpacing the absorption rate. The doctors have been draining the excess fluid but have now determined that the imbalance isn't going to corrected itself soon (i.e. prior to being otherwise ready to be released). Thus they're looking at placing a shunt to drain the fluid into the torso.
Naturally, there's some concern over just what this will entail and long term effects.
I've looked around, Wikipedia, WebMD, etc., but I'd also like to get some personal experiences.
So, if there's anybody here that has, has had, or knows somebody with one, could you pass on your experiences?