This video shows what the surgeons have to do during the second stage of palliation. We won't know when that is until she starts to outgrow her shunt. Caroline is getting stronger every day. If she keeps gaining weight like she is, this surgery will be sooner than later (which is bitter-sweet for me). I know she needs this surgery and it will enable her to live and thrive, but it is another surgery. It is another time that I'll have to put her on a table knowing there is a chance I won't get her back. So, it really sucks either way.