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Orphaned and Abandoned Children with Hydrocephelus

As the number of orphans escalates around the world, there is an increasing demand for sensory stimulation, nurturing touch and palliative care within orphanages and childcare settings. It is the vision of the Liddle Kidz Foundation Global to make a true difference for children who have been orphaned, along with their caregivers who lack the necessary support to provide them with best developmental care possible.

Hydrocephalus is a condition caused by the presence of too much cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles creating excess pressure upon the brain, the walls of the cranium, and the tissues within and surrounding the brain.   Symptoms of hydrocephalus vary with age, disease progression, and individual differences in tolerance to the condition.

Initially, the most obvious indication of hydrocephalus is often a rapid increase in head circumference or an unusually large head size. Other symptoms may include; vomiting, sleepiness,  irritability, downward deviation of the eyes (also called "sunsetting"), and seizures.

As the individual ages they may experience different symptoms because their skulls cannot expand to accommodate the buildup of CSF. Symptoms may include headache followed by vomiting, nausea, papilledema (swelling of the optic disk which is part of the optic nerve), blurred or double vision, sunsetting of the eyes, problems with balance, poor coordination, gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, slowing or loss of developmental progress, lethargy, drowsiness, irritability, or other changes in personality or cognition including memory loss.

Liddle Kidz Foundation Global uses nurturing touch to reduce discomfort associated with headaches, to decrease muscle spasms and seizures, cramps, body aches and tension, improve sleep patterns and provide much needed stimulation.

 

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