Armani's Angel's "Winning The War Against Hydrocephalus"

For: Armani J. Carter and Family
Organizer: Armani's Angels
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What is Hydrocephalus? Hydrocephalus is a brain condition that occurs when cerebral spinal fluid is unable to drain from the brain, causing a backup of fluid in the skull. Hydrocephalus can lead to permanent brain damage, a loss in physical and mental abilities, and even death.

Armani Carter was born a healthy 7lbs 9oz baby boy, with no known health issues at birth. It was hard to believe that during his fourth month of living his life would change forever. On June 5, 2014 the right side of Armani's face began to swell by the next day his entire face was swollen and was growing rapidly. Armani was rushed to his pediatrician and in the process Armani had three seizures and became non responsive. From there he was rushed to his local hospital where an immediate CT scan was done, during the scan Armani became non responsive again and was placed on a ventilator. The CT results came back rapidly showing that he had an excessive amount of fluid on his brain and had to be flown to the nearest pediatric neurosurgeon in the area. He was then flown to the Children's Hospital of Atlanta (Egleston Campus) and more extensive testing was performed. The results were showing that not only did the fluid surround his brain but he also had a large mass on his brainstem that could not be removed due to its location. Armani has had a total of 5 surgeries on his brain ,10 surgeries total. Most of the water pressure was on the right side of Armani's brain causing his right side of his body to be very stiff. Armani's hydrocephalus has also caused him to function as a three month old infant. Although there is no cure for hydrocephalus Armani will require treatment, outpatient therapy and will also have several surgical procedures done for the rest of his life. Armani also has severe hypertonia, aspiration and the tumor that cannot be removed these factors are all associated with hydrocephalus. ARMANI HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO EVERYONE INCLUDING DR 'S THAT HE REFUSES TO LOOSE NOR WILL HE GIVE UP ON LIFE. SO LET'S HELP ARMANI AS HE BATTLES HIS WAR WITH HYDROCEPHALUS!

Updates

05/08/2015
by Armani's Angels
Since our last update many things have occurred. Armani now has trouble breathing and digesting food. To solve both of these problems he will have a couple of surgeries within the next month. Armani has also received his AFO's one step closer to standing and walking!!!!

02/17/2015
by Armani's Angels
This week started off as a very trying one..... Waiting on MRI results currently

12/18/2014
by Armani's Angels
Today baby Armani had his.9th surgical procedure. Armani has never been able to fully look outwards nor control the movements of his eyes. Today Dr. Lambert of Emory eye center loosened the muscles of both eyes with hopes that it corrects Armani's eyes and vision. Due to the location of the tumors this surgery isn't 100% guaranteed to work or it could possibly revert back the same way however we have faith that all will be well. Thanks for loving us - Armani's mommy -

12/18/2014
by Armani's Angels
Since Armani's last update several things have occurred. In the month of October Armani had a feeding tube(g-tube) placed. This procedure was done after a swallow study showed that Armani aspirated on anything that went into his mouth and flowed directly into his lungs. In the month of November Armani has his first visit with his neurologist, it was there I learned that Armani had another condition, Cerebral palsy, in the same visit I also learned that his tumor had grown and due to this he no longer had a cerebellum in his brain which would make swallowing, talking,and walking a challenge for Armani. Today baby Armani had his 9 surgical procedure. Armani has able to look outwards since

09/05/2014
by Armani's Angels
As we enter the month of September we've gotten some not so great news. With more surgical procedures and test to be performed this month Armani will have a minor setback. We thank each and everyone of you for your love and support as we continue to fight our amazing journey.

08/13/2014
by Armani's Angels
This week has been a rough but great week. As new issues begin to develope with Armani he hasn't been himself. Another MRI and EEG will be done on tomorrow 8-13-2014. Praying for a great outcome with positive results.

-ARMANI's ANGELS-


08/05/2014
by Armani's Angels
Tomorrow August 6, 2014 Armani J. Carter will be 7 months!!!!!!!  At just 4 months Armani's life took a turn for the worst and now he's fighting  to make it the best. Everyday he learns something new and teaches us new things. He went from be not able to move without help to pushing himself to the limit to learn to sit up, crawl, and drink again. Armani is simply Amazing and truly a blessing. We have a long road to travel because his has battle has not been won. We truly thank each an  everyone of you all for your love and support.

-Armani's Angels™-

07/30/2014
by Armani's Angels
Armani has his 1st visit with the ophthalmologist on tomorrow... Will keep you all posted on how this visit goes.

What is an Ophthalmologist? An ophthalmologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained  to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods. 


KEEP ARMANI IN YOUR PRAYERS.  -Armani's Angel's-


07/24/2014
by Armani's Angels
On August 23, 2014 The Unique Riders of Sylvester, Ga will host a Charity Ride for Mr. Armani Carter. All cars and bikes are welcome and refreshments will be served at the end of the ride. For more information pleasr feel free to contact  Undertaker: 229-344-4125.

07/24/2014
by Armani's Angels
Armani was admitted back into the hospital on July 22. His incesion site is infected. However no infection in his blood stream nor in his spinal fluid from his brain. The power of prayer is more than amazing and Armani thanks each and every one of you all.
                                                                   -Armani's Angel-


07/22/2014
by Armani's Angels
Good morning you all. Armani would like to thank each of you for caring enough to help him and his family. At times things get really tough for him but still puts up his best fight daily. The community love and support is simply a blessing. Armani recieved 5 shots on yesterday along with his shots he had a news interview in which he seemed to be very excited about. Although Armani is looking at another surgical procedure mid September as of now he's a happy baby who has high spirits. Thank you all for the love and continuous support
                                                     -Armani's Angels-
   



 


07/18/2014
by Armani's Angels
Armani's first week of therapy was very rough. He's still very fussy and sore but it doesn't stop him from making attempts to put forth his best efforts. Thank you all for the love and support.

07/15/2014
by Armani's Angels
ARMANI'S THERAPY STARTED YESTERDAY!!!!!! Although this will be a long with patience, prayer, love, and support it will be well worth the time, effort and dedication for Armani and family. Thank you all for the love and support for Armani

07/15/2014
by Armani's Angels

Therapy


 

Yesterday was really rough this is only the beginning though.


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