My father who's in his 70's has had a shunt for NPH about 10 years. It worked great until the last few months. We first noticed he was walking slowly and shuffling his feet. Memory also seems to be getting worst. It's the same exact symptoms he orginally had. The doctor checked the magnetic setting and pressure and said it was normal. The shunt is set at the lowest setting. The cat scan shows the ventricles are enlarging.She said sometimes it happens like this and stops working. Everyday I see him getting worst. He can hardly get up a few stairs. The doctor said she can't take any more fluid out. The ventricles could collapse. It's so sad to see this happening. Even though she drained fluid off the shunt he had no change in gate. Could it still be possiable the shunt could be clogged? The doctor said since it didn't help him to drain some fluid. There's nothing she can do. Has anyone else had this problem. Is there any other options? Mary
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